Giving thanks is not just for Thanksgiving. As the first part of the school year comes to an end, we want to take a few minutes to give thanks to the area’s exceptional teachers. Here are a few of our favorite Gold Star nominations from 2011. Enjoy! (And don’t wait until Thanksgiving to tell a teacher thank you!)
“She has encouraged and helped me reach some of my lifetime goals, such as to go to college. She has believed in me not as a student, but as a person. Because of her I am in classes people said I couldn’t take, like Chemistry. She is the best teacher!” -High School Student
“I don’t ever want to leave 2nd grade, mom!” Those were the words my son shared with me last week. Of course, I panicked. What? Where did that come from? So, I responded, “What do you mean?” He made it very clear, “I don’t ever want to leave Miss D. She’s the best teacher ever!” -Parent and former Gold Star Teacher
“Mr. K was an amazing teacher. I never understood history. I always found it boring, but he made it fun. I passed his class with an A. That was the first A I’ve gotten in History.” High School Student
“Mrs. G is our professional development leader. When she challenges people to be better than they think they can be, attitudes change. Every school and community needs a Mrs. G.” -Colleague
“I was so nervous to send my little girl to kindergarten. Mrs. H has not only helped her to open up and grow as a person, but she has also helped me as a mom.” -Parent
Look for more of our favorite nominations next week!