In this commentary, high-school literacy coach Julie Conlon writes about her New Year's resolution to promote and publicize the joys and benefits of teaching. While it can be easy for teachers to give into the public perception of teachers, Conlon said she is making it her mission to tell her story. "Unfortunately, the negative stereotypes of teachers as professionals will prevail until we convince others that our job is about a lot more than low pay and summers off," she writes.

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