The Binghamton City School District has a heartwarming story of a mother-daughter duo who share a passion for the same profession.
Marlee Bryant is a volunteer co-teacher in her daughter Casee Guasconi’s 5th grade class at Roosevelt Elementary.
For all 5 years that Guasconi has taught at Roosevelt, Bryant has come in from 10 to 11:30 in the morning to assist with teaching and especially literacy skills.
The former teacher had retired from the very same school several years before her daughter began.
Guasconi says, “Having her here to show me reading strategies, classroom management skills. I get a little weepy thinking about it. It’s been an amazing experience and I know that not everyone gets to do that and I feel really lucky that I do.”
Bryant says, “It just opened up the opportunity for me to go in and assist, co-teach with her, tap off her strengths, she tapped off my strengths. How many mothers get to do this with their daughters? It’s just a joy.”
Bryant was forced to retire earlier than she wanted to because of a medical issue so she jumped at the opportunity to return to the classroom.