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NLS German teacher Jerry Tedrow has spent nearly 50 years teaching at New London-Spicer Schools. (Tribune photo by Garret Felder)

Teaching 'is a way of life' for Jerry Tedrow

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NEW LONDON -- Every morning before the day's first class, Jerry Tedrow cleans the desks in his classroom with sanitizer. He says he does it because "kids deserve a clean place to sit."

After a near 50-year teaching career at New London-Spicer High School, it's easy to believe that a clean desk is just one of the many gifts Tedrow has bestowed to his countless students.

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