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Discussion in 'General Education' started by pwhatley, Jul 31, 2009.

  1. pwhatley

    pwhatley Maven

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    I can't believe it... School in my district was out May 29. Students return on Sept. 17. I will not be at the (madhouse) school at which I taught last year - it was taken over by the superintendent and the entire faculty (almost) was disbursed to different schools. Anyway....

    This afternoon, I received a phone call on my cell from the parent of one of my students from last year (I can't believe she kept my number!). She was lamenting the fact that her next youngest child couldn't have ME as a teacher, and asking about alternative schools for her children, because she doesn't trust the "new" administration to take care of business well enough the first year. I nearly cried! I gave her what information I could about different schools (I don't actually know that much), and who she needed to contact with the school board. At the end of the call, she put her daughter on the phone, and we had a "telephone hug." It was so sweet! Apparently, I'm not such a horrible teacher after all!

     
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  3. MrsC

    MrsC Multitudinous

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    Hooray--what a wonderful validation of your hard work and commitment.
     
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    Patti, I can't imagine you as anything but a WONDERFUL teacher. I'm so glad to see you back on the boards-missed you TONS!
     
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    How awesome! Congratulations :)
     
  6. smalltowngal

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    Awesome! :thumb:
     
  7. pwhatley

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    :blush: Awww, shucks, thanks y'all!:hugs: By the end of last year, I was seriously wondering if I needed to be ANYWHERE near a school!
     
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    That's one of those moments that makes you feel fantastic! I'm glad that you won't be in a madhouse anymore and hopefully you will have more wonderful students like that sweet little girl.
     
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    It's amazing how little it takes to make everything worthwhile. Glad to hear from you!
     
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    That's wonderful!
     
  11. pwhatley

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    I'm sure that most of you have this kind of thing happen all the time. It was such a surprise to me!
     
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    That's great! Love those rare moments that just make it all worthwhile. Good luck this year.
     
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    It feels so good to know you are appreciated!
     
  14. TeacherGroupie

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    Thrilled for you, my dear!
     

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