Katherine Kuzma-Beck

An academic mom.

This summer was an absolutely crazy period of my life, so I apologize for going MIA for a little bit. I worked full time to save money for our wedding, wrote a lot of big checks to people FOR the wedding, interned at my district’s high school where I logged over 160 hours, took a …

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I saw a status from someone who began teaching around the time that I was deciding to commit to teaching myself. She wrote that her former students were shocked that she had had a baby and that just because she has high expectations and wasn’t a “nice” teacher doesn’t mean she wasn’t a nice person …

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The Longest Wait

Dr. Katherine Kuzma-Beck Hart

At the beginning of each school year, I think the longest wait is until Christmas break. Then we hit that mark of the school year and I look forward to the 100th day of school mark which brings us to the dregs of the year where school just feels endless. You’ll blink and it’ll be …

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For moments like this. Student: “Do you have ketchup in your purse?” Me: “Nope.” Student: “But you’re a mom, you’re supposed to have everything in your purse!” Me: “Well, I don’t have kids yet soooo I guess I get a free pass!” Student: “Um, I was talking about us, Kuzma. You have us and as …

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I firmly believe that there is something to the idea of the Ides of March. This month is long and for teachers and students it is even longer because there is no break or three-day weekend this month. We just go straight through until mid-April when we have spring break. It’s a long stretch that …

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