To all my former teachers: Thank you. Thank you for all your time, compassion, and love you pour into this profession. As I finish my fifth year teaching, I realized how much you sacrificed for us. I can only hope that one day, I have half the patience and understanding you had for me.
In honor of Teacher Appreciation week, I have teamed up with Allison from No Time for Flashcards in a collaborative link up with letters to teachers that have made a difference in our life. Although I have a handful of teachers who are near and dear to my heart, I had to pick one. David Spencer made a huge impact on my life as a teacher and as a person. I am so blessed to have had the chance meet such an impactful man.
I want to thank you for making a difference in my life. To you, I am forever in debt. You might not have known it, but until I came into your class, I had a misrepresented idea of what teaching and education really meant. You are one of the reasons why I am the teacher I am today. There was a type of style you used when you taught that nobody could ever replicate. I could tell you truly cared for each one of your students by the way you cared about us.
Every class, you would inspire us with stories that left tears in my eyes or a laugh I would never forget. I still tell people about the inspiration you have given me. Your spirit lives in me every day. I consider myself fortunate for having the chance to be a small part of your life, even if it was for a short time.
Because of you, I didn’t give up on teaching during that painful first year. I didn’t quit when I had 32 kindergarteners in my class. I didn’t give up hope when I had inadequate resources and a “hand picked” class from teachers in my grade level. You taught us so much about the power of hope, and you gave me an entire new meaning to the word. Through all these rough times in education, I still have persevere and I have hope.
Above all things, I want you to know you have had more of an impact on me in every aspect of my life. I have learned to show love for those I meet, and to show compassion, especially for the people that hurt the most. I want you to know that I would not be the person I am today without the strong messages I learned from your teachings.
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