February 7th was Señora Sollie’s final day at Leesville for two months. She was due to have her baby the following week, so Señora Weber, who retired last year, is filling in for her.
As everyone is awaiting Sollie’s return in April, they were excited to find out that she had a baby girl, named Addison Palmer Sollie, on Valentine’s Day.
Weber has enjoyed returning to see all of her former students again and help out her friend, Sollie. She said, “I thought it was the nice thing to do, and I thought it might be kind of fun and to see my students who I have had in the past.”
Weber started off with excitement and confusion. “The first day was great, but the second day was very confusing and then with all of the snow we had and missing school,” she said. “But, the third day is great.”
One student, Lauren Hoffman, said, “I was so excited for Señora Sollie because I’ve had her for the past four Spanishes, and she’s great. She definitely is gonna be a good mom, so I was really excited for that.”
However, Hoffman is also excited to be able to get to know another teacher. She said, “Señora Weber is a really good teacher, so it’s cool to readjust and have a new teacher.”
As the days have gone by, Weber has definitely become more adjusted to life back here teaching at Leesville. Class is going much more smoothly and Weber is always willing to help her students as much as possible.
Another student Rachel Langley had both Sollie and Weber before they each left. Langley loves both teachers but recognizes the crazy transition between both teachers. She said, “It’s going pretty well. It’s different and some people who’ve had Señora Sollie the whole time are having trouble adjusting, but I think that we’re all helping each other out and it’s going pretty well.”
There is no doubt that Weber is enjoying helping her friend. However, everyone is anticipating Sollie’s return. Sollie and Weber are both teachers who inspire their students to work hard and love to learn Spanish. Sollie is missed, but everyone is happy for her. And, Weber will be missed when she leaves as well.