by Elsie Townsend

Beginning with a one-room country school in the hills of Montana, Elsie Townsend recalls the learning experiences of a lifetime of teaching. Her colorful vignettes span a complete range of human experiences. A keen sense of humor allows even the more traumatic incidents to be seen in perspective, with valuable insights to be gained. Evident throughout the true account is the strength and determination of the author who faced personal tragedy and adversity with the same courage she tried to impart to her students.

That Elsie did, in fact, learn from her experiences as a teacher is evident from the successes she found in her career. If You Would Learn...Go Teach has special appeal to educators, but it is a book that will be enjoyed by anyone who has ever stepped into a classroom.