Burden of ELA


  • Vaughn Zecha Winfield High School, Winfield, Kansas




How do I teach students how to run,
when they can't walk?
How can I help them to grow,
if they were never planted or fed?
How do I show, without my burden,
That life can have perks?

Author Biography

  • Vaughn Zecha, Winfield High School, Winfield, Kansas

    Vaughn Zecha is an English, Debate, and Forensics teacher at Winfield High School. She received her Bachelor's Degree in English Education from Wichita State University and her Master's degree in Education Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in ESOL. She is also the head debate and forensics coach for WHS. In December 2018, she adopted a newborn and she enjoys spending her time with her son, Zander, and two dogs, Lupin and Sega. Along with reading and writing, Vaughn enjoys meteorology, painting, games, and running. She wrote this poem after a long day of reflection and social-emotional discussion, which is a main focus in her building right now. She can be reached at vaughn_zecha@usd465.com.






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