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Letter: Teacher sets great example

Editor, Gazette-Journal:

When kindergarten teacher Shannon Grimm of Willis, Texas, learned that her student was being bullied over a haircut that she received, the teacher wanted to make her feel better.

Grimm noticed that 5-year-old Priscilla Perez had become increasingly quiet and sad, prompting Grimm to approach her to find out what was wrong. She learned that the students were making fun of Priscilla because her new haircut made her “look like a boy.” Priscilla even began wearing a hat to class and refused to take it off.

Grimm felt awful for Priscilla and wanted to do something to help, and what she did went above and beyond the call of duty for a teacher. She cut off her very long hair, to give herself a haircut that matched Priscilla’s. When she returned to school following winter break, the students were astonished by her transformation.

“I told them, ‘I think I look beautiful. Don’t you think I do?’” Grimm told Today Style. &...

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