Hi everyone! I am excited to post my interview with my friend, Ann Schwarz! Ann lives in Gladwyne, PA, is married, has two grown sons in their late 30s, and has a handful of super cute grandchildren. Ann is one of the most humble and wonderful human beings. She is retired now, but was a teacher for 50 years–40 of which were spent at the Gladwyne Montessori school, making her quite the legend in Gladwyne!
Throughout our conversation, Ann talks about her 50 rewarding and gratifying years of teaching. She has a tremendous amount of wisdom, allowing her to offer valuable pieces of advice on how to live a fulfilling life. Ann stresses the importance of faith, volunteering, and paying things forward. My favorite quotes from her are “less is more” and “this life is not a dress rehearsal” and “the best gift you can give a child is time.” She also talks about life’s hurdles, such as when she was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer 25 years ago, but by the grace of God, Ann was cured and got a 2nd chance at life! Lastly, Ann frequently refers to two of my past interviews: “Dealing with Adversity with Martie Gillin” and “Overcoming Addiction with Caroline Fenkel.” If you have a chance, definitely tune into Martie’s and Caroline’s interviews!