I can't even tell you how humbled and honored I feel right now. As many of you know, I've been teaching for twelve years. I spent my first ten years with an amazing district and I will be always grateful for my experience there. While with that district I won Teacher of The Year. You can read more about that honor here. I'm now with a new district and this is my second year with them. I LOVE it! Mind you I didn't think I could achieve the Teacher of The Year honor again. It's hard enough reaching that honor once. I had NO CLUE that I was going to be honored at our staff meeting on Wednesday January 13, 2016. All of my family new and I had no clue! My brother has the best poker face, my dad explained to me after the fact that he didn't call me much because he didn't want to spill the beans, it was driving my mother crazy because we talk every morning on my drive to work, and my sister n law was told the night before because she would've spilled beans. lol Not to mess up the surprise but because she gets that excited about happy surprises. Oh, and not to mention my niece and nephews weren't told because they would've shouted to the moon and back while giggling with excitement. If you want to see how FABULOUS my principal and assistant principals were honoring me. Just click on the YouTube link and enjoy. This recognition meant the world to me, What made it even more special is how my principals announced it. It was me to a T! If your new to my blog, You will soon realize that I'm a positive, outgoing, fun, creative being. I've been this way since I came out my Mama Bears womb. I will bust a beat and a rap of positivity in a minute. I LOVE being HAPPY and I LOVE spreading KINDNESS. When I spread KINDNESS I'm most happy!
So a few days ago, I had to go to our ISC building for my photo shoot and interview. I literally felt like a movie star. Now I see how the stars feel. In a couple of weeks they are coming into my classroom to shoot my Firsties and I in action. AWESOMESAUCE!!! My Firsties are so excited!! They feel like movie stars too.
Even though my parents couldn't come for the first celebration they will be here soon and later in the next school year for my future Spotlight Teacher of The Year happenings.
I'm so thankful for God and the gift he has instilled in me. The gift of LOVING and CARING about children. I ALWAYS tell people that at the end of the year if my students didn't learn anything, but that Miss May LOVED them, then I can go home and sleep well at night. The gift of love is so powerful. Teachers please, please, please to remember to love them for who they are first. The rest will come. Have a blessed weekend my loves.
Miss May being announced Spotlight Teacher of The Year for next school year 2016-2017. What a surprise to have my family there too. :)