Teachers are heroes.
Last night, Jenny from Luckeyfrog's Lilypad wrote a blog post about her teacher hero and it got me thinking about mine.
I can't pin one teacher of mine as a hero. They all impacted my life in a positive way.
As an Air Force brat, I moved around a lot so I have had many more teachers than most. For some, I was only with them for a short time. I can remember many faces, but few names. I can remember how they made me feel and how they helped mold my life.
I remember Mrs. Daniels and Mrs. Hamm from Meadow Lane Elementary in North Carolina. Mrs. Daniels always let it slide when I would pretend to fall asleep during rest time. Even when I was impossible to "wake up".
Mrs. Williams from Amelia Earhart Intermediate School in Okinawa, Japan was always so kind to her students coming and going. With all the movement on the military base, our class was looked very different at the end of the year than it did in the beginning but Mrs. Williams always made us feel like we belonged.
Mr. Green at Springfield Elementary in Panama City, Florida was so caring and had a great sense of humor. He loved his peppermints!
Mrs. Mahon from Baker High School in Baldwinsville, NY made my transition to a new high school much easier. She was genuinely interested in the lives of all of her students.
Dr. Dennis Mike from Buffalo State College in New York was a huge influence and solidified my desire to become a teacher. He taught real lessons about becoming a teacher. He was always available to answer email questions, even after graduation.
The teacher team that I currently work with is amazing. They go above and beyond what is expected of them to make sure that students get what they need, educationally and emotionally.
You are a hero. You are inspiring. You change lives. You are greatly admired.
Teachers Pay Teachers is throwing a special sale to say thank you for being a hero. Everything in my store, Learning Lab, including already discounted bundles is 20% off. You can receive an additional 10% off (for 28% off total) by using the code HEROES at check-out.