Peter Sokotovich studies in a storage room during his lunch break before returning to cleans the lunchroom at Ooltewah Middle School late Thursday morning. Sokotovich was a family physician in the Ukraine but after coming to the United States as a refugee he has had to resort to working full time as a janitorial supervisor at Ooltewah Middle School to support himself, his wife, mother in law, and daughters while working to get his medical license in America.
Photo by Dan Henry /Chattanooga Times Free Press .
published Wednesday, September 21st, 2011
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Peter Sokotovych pushes a mop across the floors of Ooltewah Middle School every night, periodically stopping to scan the giant, spiral-bound notebook that never leaves his side.