Outstanding Teacher


Do you remember a teacher that impacted your life the most?  One that you were inspired by?  One that took you under their wing and guided you? A teacher you will never forget!

Several months ago, I received an email from a local bank and it was affiliated with our professional football team.  They were asking for nominations of local teachers that have positively impacted my child.

It didn’t take long to come up with my son’s 3rd grade teacher. He also had been my older son’s 4th grade teacher a couple years ago.  We know him pretty well and he has the biggest heart.  He truly cares about his kids in class and wants to help them reach their individual potential.  He is funny and is constantly using phrases like, “instead of tackling the whole elephant, we will just take a few toenails to start.”

This morning I woke up and checked my email on my phone before I got out of bed.  I saw an email from my son’s teacher and was curious as to why he would be emailing me.  So I opened it up to read; “Did you nominate me for an award I received Friday?!  How on earth am I worthy of that?!  You are so incredibly kind…”

I was able to show appreciation to this outstanding teacher who has been a positive influence in not one but both of my son’s lives.  I hope I was able to give him a “small moment” in his day.  Which in turn gave me my “small moment” in my day.

If you feel like sharing what teacher was your favorite as a kid and why they were I would love to hear your stories.

Here’s to many “small moments” in your day!!  And to the memories of outstanding teachers in our past!



About Karen

Life seems to be moving at incredible speed! It's hard some times to pause and appreciate the small moments in life but honestly they are the most precious ones.
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2 Responses to Outstanding Teacher

  1. aviets says:

    We had a cool “teacher moment” last week. The high school Spanish teacher (both of our girls had 6 years of Spanish, served on the Spanish National Honor Society board with her, and travelled to Central America with her) left a voicemail on my phone for our daughter who’s still at home (because she was able to get hold of my number through a mutual friend). We haven’t seen her for a year or so, and she started her message with “This is XX, and I was your girls’ Spanish teacher in high school.” So modest – as if we could ever in a million years forget what a wonderful mentor she was to them! She went on to offer our daughter a ticket to the local symphony. Our daughter called her back and they visited for 45 minutes. Awesome!


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