I have spent a lot of time this weekend going though old boxes and such...trying to get ready to start packing our house. Today I went though a box of old cards. Cards from high school graduation, college graduation, birthdays and holidays. Some dating back to the early 90's.
One card caught my eye and I wanted to share it with you! With closing out Teacher Appreciation week, this card I found was very fitting. Mr. Hess, my high school Algebra Teacher was the reason I became a teacher. This is what he wrote me on my high school graduation day!
We all called him Hessman! He was such an inspiration! I know he taught high school and I teach elementary, but it was his passion and dedication for students which influenced me. He would go above and beyond, do anything he could to help every single student.
EVERYONE wanted to have him as a teacher. I as lucky that I got to be his TA one semester during my senior year. It was awesome...except for the part where I can to clean his overhead projector. He had the rolling film! So by the end of the day the thing was FILLED.
I remember hearing about his retirement celebration! He went out in true style! A limo came to his house, picked him up, took him to work, out to lunch, and home again. He was loved by many! I am friends with him in Facebook and keep up with him time to time. I will be sharing this letter with him today!
So to end Teacher Appreciation week, I want to give you all something for free! Just leave a comment with your email and I will get you this frame!
Have a GREAT week everyone!