Thank you. Thank you to each parent who suspended judgment and gave me a chance. Thanks to the teachers who welcomed the students. Thank you to administration for giving me a chance to do what I love. Thank you to the paraprofessionals who let me try things and then, try new ones. I always knew they were there to support me if my idea failed, and to run with an idea that worked. Thank you to my team for the blood, sweat, and tears we shared. Thank you to IDEIA for letting me teach these amazing students.
But most of all, thank you to each child who tried. That is all any teacher can ask of you and you each did, not once, but day after day, after day. I love you all.