Friday, April 20, 2012


Speechless, emotional, and over the top giddy to see my family there to celebrate!

I love to talk.... I really really really love to talk.... but this week I was so shocked and honored to be named Teacher of the Year at Wilmore Elementary and it left me speechless. I never expected to receive this award in only my 6th year teaching when I am surrounded by so many great teachers who deserve to be recognized for their hard work and service too. Needless to say, I am still pretty speechless about the whole thing but for now I am just trying to soak in the kind words, encouragement, and new super awesome parking spot for the next year!

Teachers work hard....every day! Yes, we get summers, holiday breaks, snow days, and our students leave at 3 but that comes with a high energy job that comes with lots difficulties and daily stresses. Each year teachers are expected to do more, teach more, and have more students all with less outside help. So do me a favor- show appreciation to your child's teacher; send them a note, point out things that you love, encourage them and build them up.

Little affirmations remind us that we are making a difference in the lives of your children, that our job is worth the sacrifice we make in our own homes, and that we are doing what God so strongly has called us to do.

Teaching is so much more than a job.... it is truly a calling that I am honored to fill.

10. New crayons
9. The first day of school and equally the last day of school
8. Listening to kids really "get" it (anything new)
7. Star student festivities
6. Adventures with my students
5. The support of my work family
4. The ahhhhh when I get it (#3) figured out
3. Figuring out how to reach each individual
1. The relationship that I develop year after year with my students and their families


  1. Congratulations! That is really awesome and I am sure really deserved! What an honor!

  2. Wonderful! I love you as a teacher, mom, and daughter! You are the best, I am so proud!

  3. Wow! Congratulations! I can see your compassion, patience, and love shine through in regards to your own children and I have no doubt your students get to experience the same jubilation. Well deserved, well done!

  4. I've already said it to you, but it's so very much deserved. I couldn't have picked a better teacher for my boy, one who knows him inside and out, and who I trust that every day will love him and teach him to the absolute best of her ability. I'm so thankful that Turner has been blessed to have you as his teacher for a year!


Thanks for your encouragement as I travel through this season of life called mommyhood!