If it wasn’t for May 18, 1970, the day we now know as National “Mean Girls” Day (October 3) may have never happened. That was the day that the earth was blessed with one of the most well-known comedians who would in turn help create The Plastics. So in honor of your birthday, here’s to you Ms. Norbury.
Here are some reasons why Ms. Norbury was the best teacher the school could have had (especially when dealing with teenage girls).
1. She keeps it 100. She is straight-forward and gives good advice.
“Cady, I know that having a boyfriend may seem like the most important thing in the world right now, but you don’t have to dumb yourself down to get guys to like you.” — Mrs. Norbury.
2. She doesn’t give up — she’s a pusher.
Life might get tough, but Ms. Norbury is tougher. She has a positive outlook on life and keeps fighting to be the best she can be.
3. She forgives, but doesn’t forget.
As a teacher, you always want to make sure not to hold grudges against your students — not even if they accuse you of being a drug dealer. That, however, does not mean that there aren’t consequences that come along with that behavior. As a teacher, Ms. Norbury had to come up with the most effective punishment ever and what better way to punish Cady than by putting her math skills to use at the Mathletes State Championship.
Happy birthday, Tina Fey.