A first-grade teacher saved one of her student’s grandparent from stroke after she notices the grandparent slurring her words while giving a zoom class. Conducting virtual classrooms has become the order of the day since the pandemic began and this has made teachers more resourceful and alert.
First-grade teacher Julia Koch received a call about a computer problem from Cynthia Phillips who happens to be the grandmother of one of her students. Koch knew the problem was more serious than technical issues.
It was clear there was something very wrong. Her words were so jumbled, and I couldn’t understand what she was trying to say, she didn’t sound like herselfKoch
Koch sprang into action immediately by alerting the school principal Charlie Lovelady to Mrs. Phillips’ distress. Lovelady kept Phillips on the phone while a staff member called for emergency. Lovelady still went further to ensure that two staff members head over to Philips’s house to be certain she and the kids were alright.
All thanks to Koch and Lovelady’s action, this incident might have led to something different. Phillips is so happy to be alive and she remains grateful to her guardian angels.
Thank you for saving my life, it wasn’t for them getting me the help, I needed I would’ve just not been here.Phillips
Koch maintained that she learned a lot from the incident. She further said that there is no way one would truly be a good teacher and not care about the welfare of the students and their families.
Out of all this, what I’ve learned is being part of a community that cares is so important. Paying attention to people and listening to them, always thinking of how to help. It’s great to know I’m part of a team like that.Koch