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Grant: You just have to be patience personified.
First Baptist Church Preschool teacher Donna Grant watches student Nathaniel Stephens pretend to feed a baby doll. - photo by Tom Reed | The Times
Donna Grant | First Baptist Church Preschool Donna Grant has spent the last 51 years teaching and plans to retire in May from the preschool at First Baptist Church.But her influence will last well beyond her tenure as an educator.Just like the influence of her fifth-grade teacher is still making an impact on her.“She was loving. She was all the things I wanted to be: kind, patient, which I need lots of,” said Grant. “That was really when I thought I kind of wanted to be a teacher.