Irma Hillman

I majored in biology at Brooklyn College, and my first job was as a lab technician in the largest hospital in Brooklyn, Kings County Hospital. I was assigned to the Hematology lab and spent many hours there cross-checking blood for safe transfusions. I worked in many other fields before I realized they didn’t have the personal involvement that I needed.

I had avoided the field of teaching because I didn’t think I would like it. When my children began school I decided to try teaching so that we would have the same hours. It wasn’t until I became a teacher that I realized just how well it actually suited me. What I hadn’t expected was how much I would love the rapport that I had with my students.

I enjoyed each and every day of the twelve years that I taught…I finally had found my calling.