A Celebration of Teaching 13/31 #SOL16

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“A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.”

-Henry Adams

A Celebration of Teaching

My dear friend and colleague, Linda, is retiring this year.  Linda has been teaching for over 25 years – teaching kindergarten, first, and second grades.  Linda is one of those teachers that will be at the top of her students’ favorite teacher list forever.  The love and compassion for her students and their families, her work ethic and her desire to be the best teacher she can be, her commitment to the teaching profession, her dedication to her school and school community, her patience and high expectation for student learning, and her passion for literacy and books (she has thousands!) are qualities that all teachers should strive for.

Linda has affected the lives of many – her influence will go on and on.  She has instilled the love of reading and books in her students and has inspired them to love learning. Linda, you have always been the brightest John Jay Star in the sky, shining the way for us all!

“Teachers who love teaching, teach children to love learning.”

-John Robert Meehan

4 thoughts on “A Celebration of Teaching 13/31 #SOL16

  1. that Henry Adams quote is so true, and it sounds so applicable to your friend Linda. I wonder what she plans to do in her retirement. I’ll bet it will have something to do with teaching.

  2. Judy C.

    Linda sounds like a fantastic teacher and has inspired many of her students and co-workers. Love the John Robert Meehan quote – it is so true.

  3. Michelle Nero

    What a celebration! I think her accomplishments are the goals we set for ourselves! Let’s keep striving to reach all readers!

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