Thanks To You, Teachers

Today is National Teacher Appreciation Day. Therefore, I wanted to take a moment and thank all the teachers I’ve had throughout the years. You’ve all made an impact in my life in one way or another. I would like to especially thank some of you individually for making

Mrs. Fransen and Mrs. Flenner (Pre-K and Kindergarten):  Thanks for teaching me that it’s okay to be curious and allowing me to explore the world

Mr. Whalen (2nd grade):For giving me my first lesson in consumer awareness. Your drawing of cow in a blender as the definition of hot-dog is not something I will forget…EVER.

Mrs. Morehouse née Cramer (6th grade):  For making good on your promise all those years ago and sending me that letter I wrote myself 10 years later. I may have been wrong about the flying cars and computers running the world but I did get some things right.

Mr. Lauri (7th/8th grade, Typing/Visual Basic): I might have failed your programming class but the passion and kindness you showed me helped encourage my love of technology.  Not to mention, learning to type is a skill I use daily.

Mrs. Domela (10th-12th grade Yearbook/Independent Journalism): Along with helping inspire my love of good design you showed me that it’s okay to be broken (even as adults), to do what you’re passionate about, and to follow my dreams.

Miss Davis (9th grade English/12th grade TA) Treating me like an adult and with respect. Also thanks for letting me (as a senior) give a speech to your class of 10th graders to complete my CIM. It may not mean much to the rest of the world but it meant something to me, knowing I was in the top 10% of my class.

Mrs. Crumrine (10th grade Biology) and Mrs. Meritt (9th grade Chemistry): Thank you for making science fun.

In college there have been too many of you to name. I’ve had some really great teachers (and some not so great ones). Yet, it’s been great learning from you. A quick shout out to Brooke Zimmers, Rachel David, Sigrid Cannon and Bruce Amstutz thanks for your guidance along the way.

Again, thank you to ALL my teachers, the faculty, staff and everyone who has influenced my learning.