Be open to new experiences, says retired teacher

By Michael Boriero - Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
Be open to new experiences, says retired teacher
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Janet Angrave remembers her teaching days fondly, especially her long-tenured position at Alexander Galt Regional High School.
She started working at Galt in 1969 when the school officially opened to the public. Angrave spent 28 years with the school, teaching level three and four English. But she began her career in the 1950s, working on and off in elementary schools in the Eastern Townships.
The education system was an entirely different animal in those days, Angrave recalled in a phone interview with The Record. Women in the field didn’t have the same perks as their male counterparts, she explained, and teaching jobs were hard to come by.
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