Dr. Hattie Moore-Easter is known as the pharmacy tech teacher. She recently talked with the Dialogue about her family and her career, and why she is called Dr. Moore-Easter. When asked about what is the source of her motivation, she smiled, and said that her source of motivation was her mother.
QUESTION: When did you realize you wanted to be a pharmacy technician?
ANSWER: Dr. Moore-Easter said that she is not a pharmacy technician; she is a pharmacist. She completed nine years of college because of her mother’s influence. Dr. Moore-Easter explained because of racism, they didn’t let her in the nursing school because the color of her skin; they closed the doors on her, telling her that she would have to wait another year.
Q: What is the most challenging part of your job?
A: “I find it challenging when people think I am a pharmacy technician mainly because of the color of my skin.”
Q: How did your fathers passing affect you?
A: Dr. Moore-Easter said that because her father was a drinker, and it was affecting his health, she made sure not to marry anyone that was a drinker; nor, did she hang around people that were drinkers. Dr. Moore-Easter continued the conversation by stating that her dad’s death really affected the choices she made in dating people, and even hanging around people, “because he was a great example of what not to do.”
Q: What is the most rewarding part of your job?
A: "The most rewarding part of my job is when my students do their work, and turn it in on time.”