January 30, 2018
My Wonderful Students-
As you know, I have been training to become an administrator. When Mrs. Travis left, I was afforded the opportunity to become the 6th grade administrator. While this opportunity was unexpected, it is something that I have worked towards for a very long time.
I must admit I have tears in my eyes as I am writing you this letter. They say time flies when you are having fun, and in this instance, it is very true. This has been an incredible year for us. We have grown and learned so much …We have shared all kinds of moments: happy, sad, fun, magical… Such incredible memories, such meaningful adventures! We have stepped away from our comfort zones and delved into so many unforgettable experiences. Your commitment to me has been powerful and absolutely inspiring.
Watching each of you put your heart into your work, projects, and presentations has been priceless. Seeing your eyes glowing with enthusiasm during our lessons has helped me to realize how meaningful learning can be when connected with reality. It is amazing how you are willing to work when tasks are relevant to you. I am definitely not the same educator that stepped into our classroom in August. I have changed and grown too. What I liked the most was that we walked this walk together.
All the adventures, great moments and difficult times have helped us create, not just a class, but OUR class, OUR family. We created a friendly and safe environment that we all felt happy to be part of. Each of you have given your best, and it is difficult for me to find the words to describe how proud I am of you.
I am so excited to see all the amazing things that you will do, and the amazing places you will go. Wherever life takes you, I hope you remember to live fully and enjoy every second of the moment you are in.
My greatest wish is that you laugh daily. Love each other well. Sacrifice for others. And never give up on your dreams. Be a kid. Live a life of fun and adventure. Support and build up; do not tear down and destroy.
Readers, I’m so thankful for all your smiles and hugs. I am grateful for all we have shared. Thanks for opening your hearts and letting me be part of your life. I would especially like to thank you for helping me to become a better educator. Thank you for making me feel that my job is not just a job, but also a passion. Each of you has made a difference for me. I will never forget you.