Parent feedback - 19 years later

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  1. Upsadaisy

    Upsadaisy Moderator

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    I got a message on FB tonight that shocked me. It was from the parent of a sweet boy who I taught in second grade in 1997. I remember him and his mother very well. He had come in with very few reading skills and I was happy to offer to work with him after school. I hadn't heard from the family in all these years as he left our school a year or so after I taught him. This is just part of the message I received today after learning that he had just graduated from law school with honors.

    It all started with you! Thanks for teaching him to read! He's put in a lot of hard work to become an attorney, graduated with honors from college and law school. But the journey started with you. He got a great job at Citibank. My little boy and your young student has been named ........ for ........ in Tampa. I'm so proud of him. Thanks to you he has gotten where he is today. He's an avid reader and very bright. But best of all he's kind generous and caring. Big hugs and a bigger thank you!

    How touching and humbling. Never doubt what an impact you can make on an individual child as you go about your work.
     
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  3. MsAbeja

    MsAbeja Companion

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    Aww, are you trying to make me tear up, because it's working.
     
  4. DizneeTeachR

    DizneeTeachR Virtuoso

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    Wow!!! That is the BEST!!! You must be so proud of the work you put in "reaching" this boy.. I mean man!!! :)
     
  5. MrsC

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    That's fabulous! It's so true that we don't realize the huge impact we have in the lives of the young people in our care.
     
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  6. catnfiddle

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    Wow. I need to track down my 1st / 2nd grade elementary school teacher to say thank you.
     
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  7. Upsadaisy

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    Thank you all for your comments. I heard more from his mother and I am so proud of him. This boy was wise beyond his years and had a huge heart. Turns out he had a full scholarship to law school.
     
  8. mrsammieb

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    This is a teachers dream! I am so glad you got it! You deserve it!
     
  9. Ms. I

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    Bravo to you! How fabulous of them to view you as his inspiration & to still remember you after 2 decades! That's something I'd definitely never forget!
     
  10. Luv2TeachInTX

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    That's amazing! It makes me proud to be a teacher. :)
     
  11. Upsadaisy

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    How nice of all of you. I hope you all get feedback that affirms your dedication.
     

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