Sunday, May 1, 2011
During Teacher Appreciation Week - Please Thank A Teacher or Two or...
Nearly every one of us has been impacted by a teacher. Presidents, doctors, ministers, police officers...They all had teachers.
As we head into teacher appreciation week, my thoughts turn to some of the teachers in my life who helped shape a young man who lost his father as a middle schooler. Those special people went above and beyond to make sure that I was not only succeeding in the classroom, but also finding my way emotionally during the twists and turns of adolescence.
As I continue to reflect here, I wonder if they really know how much of an influence they had on me? I know that I would not be where I am today without the support I received from them. Therefore I am making a pledge to touch base with some of my former teachers this week during Teacher Appreciation Week to let them know how blessed I was to set foot in their classrooms. I hope you all will do the same! Just take a minute to write a thank you, an e-mail, or make a phone call to an educator who touched your life in a meaningful way.
Finally, I would be remiss if I did not say that the teachers of Burlington High School are an amazing group of compassionate and caring educators who I appreciate dearly. Thanks to my colleagues at BHS who work above and beyond for our students!