Some people find a job they really love early in life, but others take a while before they find their true calling. One teacher in Savannah is using his later life to help children just beginning theirs. Jacob Sanders brings a world of experience to the classroom. He's only been teaching at St. Paul's Academy for Boys for three years, after spending many years as an accountant and a full-time minister.
That was until he heard a different calling. "As I examined myself, I needed to repay a cosmic debt and I feel indebted to do that with the time I have left," he said.
Sanders says his teachers influenced his life and he wants to be a positive role model for his students. "I remember the teachers, a lot of male teachers drilled those things we needed to know about life," he said. "I just find things we learned then are very important today."
"Mr. Sanders is a good teacher, helps me understand what I need to do in reading, writing and arithmetic," said student Robert Edwards.
"He teaches us right from wrong, teaches us when we need help," added classmate Brandon Spalding.
"I really care," said Sanders. "I really want to find a way to succeed, share something that was taught to me, that they may carry for the rest of their lives."
Jacob Sanders, this week's WTOC Top Teacher.
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