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Back like she never left

Former student returns to be a teacher
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Olyvia Hoard
Making the school library more vibrant and inviting for the students, Baldwin hangs an ornament on the Christmas tree.

The year was 2014 and the library was alive with students chatting, colors popping and lifelong memories being made. Debby Baldwin, who was once a student at Stockbridge High School, recalls sitting on the couch looking at her iPhone five, escaping the stressful reality of high school. She now sits in the same library trying to give the same sense of comfort to her students. Baldwin has added color all around the library like there once was in 2014, when kites were hanging from the ceiling and pictures of teachers hung, showing them reading to their own kids. Baldwin’s main priority is forming meaningful relationships with the students and community, and through the position of Head Librarian, she is able to achieve her goals.

 “I still wanted to help students one on one, but I felt like with this position, I’m also more close to the community and I have a stable place,” Baldwin said. 

Baldwin helps students out by checking in and out an abundance of books and helping students with any tech problems they might have. 

“Whenever I have computer issues, she’s always there to help. Whenever my computer would never turn on, she managed to fix it within a few days,” Senior Cameron Loveall said. 

Baldwin enjoys helping students one on one, but she does miss the interactions with her old students and seeing more kids each day. Baldwin also enjoyed teaching back at the school that she used to go to. 

“I feel like I was really set up for success with Stockbridge, so the fact that so many teachers care, and now I am in on it and I see it, it makes me want to continue working,” Baldwin said. 

In addition, Baldwin likes having a stable place to stay in and help students. 

“Last year I was going to my own classroom from like February to the end of the year and I really enjoyed having my own place and consistency,” Baldwin said. 

She is excited to be in the library and can’t wait to see where her career takes her. 

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Gary Killinger, Reporter
Gary Killinger is a reporter for Uncaged. This is his first year joining the class. Gary plans to go to LCC after graduation and work towards getting an apprenticeship through their Utility Lineman Program. In his free time he enjoys hanging out with friends.
Olyvia Hoard, Social Media Manager
Social Media Manager Olyvia Hoard, a junior, started on Uncaged during the second semester of her freshman year. She enjoys writing, cheerleading, reading, and advocating for what she believes in, including LGBTQ+ and women’s rights. She’s an artist and loves her dogs more than anything else.
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