Thursday, November 5, 2009


As it is the month of November I think I will jump on the bandwagon and write about a few things in my life for which I am thankful for.

Today, I am thankful for teachers

As the daughter of a teacher, a sister-in-law of a teacher, a sister of a futureteacher, friend of teachers, a former student, and (hopefully) a future teacher I am thankful for the gift of teaching.
I was extremely lucky to have had some amazing teachers throughout my education who had a huge impact on who I am today. 
Something that I feel I was extremely lucky to have been a part of was a new program within my high school called “Extended Core” (ECP!).  In the 9th grade I was offered to be a part of this program that was new and to be honest, sounded a little odd. Well by the end of 10th grade I ended up entering the program after hearing great things from my Biology teacher, Mr. Gorder, and my best friend Cory O’Brien.  I have to admit, it was one of the best decisions I made throughout high school.  To say that the teachers were great would be a lie. The teachers of that program were leaders, risk-takers, wonderful educators, loved their students, and their students them.
Through their inspiration I hope that one day I can give the same gift along to my children as well as others.
I’m glad these people changed my life (and these are only some):
 Mrs. Armstrong, Mr. Larson (RIP), Mr. Hanson, Mr. Daugherty, Mr. Chandler, Mark Frisby, Mrs. Baker/Monaghan, Mr. Monaghan, Mr. Gorder, Mr. Clausen, Ms. Bailey, Mr. Parnell, Mrs. Evanson, Ms. Erlandson

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