I would publicly like to thank some of the people who have had such an impact on my life as an educator at North Douglas Elementary School. I feel that I owe them much because of their support of me in my growth as a teacher. Their lives have encouraged me and given me strength to make changes.
Thank you to Mrs. Julia Reguero de Atiles for helping me achieve my goals in college. You were such a wonderful mentor and I appreciate your guidance in a time when it was desperately needed.
Thank you Ms. Fran Davis for believing in me enough to hire me straight out of college. You have been a wonderful mentor and friend. I have learned so much from you and been immeasurably encouraged through your actions as principal, including the sacrifice of honoring an "open door policy" for your office and your big heart for students and teachers.
Thank you to all the 2nd grade teachers that I have had the pleasure to work with on a team the last 6 years. I have learned so much from all of them in so many different areas: Jennifer Barker, Michelle Paden, Virginia Lak, Yvonne Bryant, Leigh Kite, Danielle Tascoe, Kym Deerman, Allison Adams, Melissa Rusho, Brandy Kirby, Callie Grimaldi, Andrea Davis, and Maryanne Sonnier.
Thank you to my lead teachers and friends for listening and going out of their way to help me grow as a teacher: Allison Morgan and Nicole Wilson.
Thank you to Katie Henry for being my inspiration and accountability partner.
Thank you to Jennifer Deckard for changing my life. Your willingness to start the Good News Club has been the greatest blessing of my life to date. I prayed for you and your cause for years before I even knew you. Your faithfulness has led so many to Christ. Thank you for including me and trusting me enough to pass the torch on to me.
Thank you to Meredith Myers for continuing with my heart's project as the new Good News Club coordinator at NDES.
Another Thank You to Michelle Paden.....for literally always being there for me....no matter what.
What a wonderful experience I've had working with such an elite staff. You are wonderful, and I love you all. I could go on, but we'd be here all night. :)