A Moment To Be Happy

My principal stopped me in the office yesterday after school and told me she had received the most wonderful e-mail from a parent about me. She forwarded it to me this morning and I almost cried. I don't think I have ever felt as proud of myself as I did when I read this e-mail. :)

Mrs. _______,

My name is J, and my son C is a 6th grader enrolled in one of (Lily's) AP math courses. I wanted you to know that while we’ve been extremely impressed with the school district since moving here in 2006, (Lily) stands out as one of the most outstanding teachers I’ve come across. She communicates in a way that resonates with both the students and parents, and if you can find more like her, I’d hire them all. C is geared towards math and science in particular, and so he naturally enjoys the subject, but (Lily) really ties it altogether for him. I visited with her at curriculum night, and she was generous with her time and direction on what C needed to do to really excel in her class. He’s making straight A’s, and if we hadn’t discussed his performance early in the year, it might be a different story.

Anyway, I could go on and on, but I just thought you should know that (Lily) is making a real difference with a bright mind. I hope you have a great day.

Sincerely,
J

8 comments:

Dr. Deb said...
January 28, 2010 at 8:42 PM

Simple recognition can be SO meaningful, right?

imaginenamaste said...
January 28, 2010 at 11:23 PM

That is awesome! Those moments from students and their parents are the best :)

Colleen said...
January 29, 2010 at 4:04 AM

I am proud of you! Congrats!

Finally Free said...
January 29, 2010 at 7:31 AM

Lily,
What an awesome e-mail! I am so happy for you. I know you have had a rough time lately. You are making a difference in so many lives. You totally deserve it.

One more thing this note showed me. It is so meaninful when we do this for others. I pray I can step out and give encouragement when I feel led.

Blessings,
Tammy

Harriet said...
January 29, 2010 at 5:13 PM

That is so great! I used to always try to write notes to my children's schools when they had a good teacher. I think everyone deserves positive feedback when they doing a good job.

And I'm amazed that a school district offers AP math in 6th grade! Holy cow!

Grace said...
January 29, 2010 at 7:59 PM

What a tribute to you and your skills! You are talented and caring...and it shows!
~ Grace

sarah said...
January 29, 2010 at 10:07 PM

woo hoo. way to go Lily!!!

Just Be Real said...
January 30, 2010 at 10:53 AM

What a beautiful email. I am sure it came right at the appropriate time to touch you dear one! I am so very happy you shared this excitement with us all.