Do you ever wonder why people choose the field of work that they do? Usually it is because they have a love or a passion for that type of work. This case is a little stranger. Maria C. Waltherr-Willard is a language teacher who suffers from pedophobia, which means she is afraid of young children. Seems like someone wouldf have a difficult time being a teacher if they suffered from something like that, doesn't it? Maria suffers from anxiety, chest pains and vomiting when she is in the company of little children. So, why did she choose to be a teacher?