These are the words of my 9 year old, which he formulated on his own to share a message of thanks with his teacher who has made such a positive impact on his life this past year. Since we moved from Texas and he didn’t know anyone here in Oklahoma last August, as you can imagine this was a difficult transition. He gave me permission to scan and share this:

A loving and masterful teacher: PRICELESS

Behold, the power of a single person to positively influence and forever touch the life of a young learner. Thank you Mrs. Fitzgerald, you are a gem whose influence we deeply appreciate, and whose care we treasure for the impact it has had on the learning journey and life of our son.

These last two sentences brought tears to my eyes when I read them this afternoon:

I felt new and different and you helped me make friends and be a part of your classroom family. You challenged me to do my best and introduced me to the power of reading.

What more could a 9 year old or a parent hope for in an end of third grade reflection and teacher thank you note? I can’t imagine anything more priceless.

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2 Responses to A loving, masterful teacher: PRICELESS

  1. pete reilly says:

    Beautiful. My hope is that every child has a teacher who recognizes his or her unique gifts and encourages those gifts to come forth.

    I loved this Letter to the Editor from the NYTimes earlier this month:


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