More Than Meets the Eye

Toni Marrero

Most teachers appear to be boring on the outside when you first look at them. The question is, what do they do when they are not on school grounds?

Our librarian, Ms. Greenstreet, has been a librarian for 9 years now and she really loves it. “I get to see the kids in the school and I love to read,” she said.

What we don’t know is that if she had a choice she would love to be with her horses. “I honestly would love to be with my horses Indy and Buddy more. I need to be here though, so I can have enough money to keep and take care of them,” says Ms. Greenstreet.

Ms. Greenstreet has loved horses since she was 12 years old. “My older sister had a horse. When she didn’t want them anymore, I took them in. I have loved them ever since,” she said. She hasn’t been in any competitions with these horses. She tried it once but it was too stressful. She just loves to spend time and ride her horses.

Taking care of two big horses can be very expensive and time consuming. Just like any other animal, horses need a lot of attention. “I try to spend as much time with them as I can. I see them at least three times a week and on the weekends,” said Ms. Greenstreet. She loves everything about her horses all the way to their smell. Some people like cats, dogs, etc…, but Ms. Greenstreet loves horses.

Eventually you would think that there would come a time where you would give them up, but not for Ms. Greenstreet. “It would be really hard for me to give up my horses. I would live under a bridge before I give them up,” she said. “Maybe I’ll stop when I’m 90 years old.”

A teacher may seem boring on the outside but who knows, they could be hiding some cool things on the inside.