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Laverne McLain

Laverne McLain, Mt. Pleasant/Union Miles

Elementary school teacher Laverne McLain has dedicated her life to educating children. As with many teachers, Laverne’s dedication extends beyond the classroom. She realized that in order for the children to succeed in school, stress from home had to be minimized, so she organized a quilting club for caregivers. Folks shared their experiences, problems, hopes and expectations with each other. The endeavor produced a network of support and understanding.

“I am fulfilled as a teacher,” says Laverne, “but nothing compares to the way I felt with these women (in the quilting club). I was involved with their lives. It was life changing for me. ”

Click here for a photo gallery of Laverne at school.

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