Ginger, the first teacher any of our boys had...you shared your gentle spirit and wisdom with Chris when he was just four years old. You helped him feel more comfortable interacting with other children and helped him to begin exploring the world.
Marty, Chris' second preschool teacher, you helped bring out the best in Chris as a preschooler and you appreciated his quirky nature. Remember when the class had the artist in residence and Chris wanted to be the director instead of appearing in the play? Thanks for humoring him and showing him so much love and acceptance. We really miss seeing you on a regular basis! You are such a bright spark and inspiration.
Beth, Chris was reading when he started first grade but really struggled with writing. You coached him throughout that year and helped him build confidence. You also helped him navigate through a tough social issue that year and handled the situation with gentleness and grace.
|First day of second grade for Kieran|
Elin, One of the things I admire most about you is that you keep your dedication and commitment to teaching excellence in spite of the budget cuts always looming over our heads. It must get really old to not know whether you'll be able to maintain your library/technology position year after next. It takes a real talent to combine these two jobs into one and do it with such excellence. Thank you for maintaining the school's outstanding focus on books and computers...as English majors, we love libraries and appreciate you!
|First day of first grade|
|Jeanne at one of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parades|
|Chris with his Uncle David, another gifted teacher|