SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - This week’s Top Teacher grew up thinking she was going to be a lawyer. In fact, she was in her second year of law school at the University of Georgia when she realized it wasn’t for her.
The legal field’s loss has been education’s gain. Abby Foster is a Top Teacher in a profession she never dreamed of.
“I never would have thought this is where I would have been. I was painfully shy when I was younger,” Foster said. “You couldn’t tell now. One of my friends told me they thought I was mute. I never talked, but getting up and talking about economics and the Constitution, I just love it.”
If you’re going to teach history, what better place than St. Vincent’s Academy in Savannah - a school that dates back to 1845 - and building on that past, getting these young women ready for tomorrow’s world.
“I hope that they know they can do anything they want. The future is very bright for them. They know that they are loved here at St. Vincent’s,” Foster said.
“She really knows how to speak to students. Some teachers, you go into their class an hour a day and you never really form a bond with them, but she makes you feel like a better citizen when you walk out of her room every day," said student, Katie Coleman.
“I hope they think I am a fair teacher, that they know they can come to me when they have problems, when they have issues, with life in general and I hope they know that I love them with all my heart and they are my children,” Foster said.