Marietta Appling

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applingMeet Marietta Appling, Houston Middle School Social Studies teacher

About meI grew up all over the United States as a military child and graduated from high school in Carlsbad. I later graduated from USW college.

The reason I want to teach is to: Make an impact on the life of a child.

My favorite  memory from my own school days: I had a history teacher that taught us in a different way every day.  He made sure that every kid got something out of it in some way.  He treated us like we were real people.

In my spare time: I raise my kids. I have four at home.  I also enjoy reading, ALOT.  I also paint, draw and continue working on my degree.

My favorite book is: Gorillas in the Mist. I first read this book in high school and was introduced to the works of Dian Fossey.  I admired her to no end.  I was recently given an edition that was signed by the illustrator and it is one of my prized possessions. To this day, I am still involved in gorilla conservation projects.

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