It is hard for me to believe that I have been back in Kansas for 11 years now. There are so many things to love about living in Kansas, like the changing seasons and the friendliness of a small town. Most of my family is still here with the addition of my grandchildren, Maybelle, who is entering kindergarten this year and Rowan who is about to turn four.This past summer was filled up with the joys of being a grandma, gardening, and walking the dogs around our cornfield. It’s a simple life, and I love it!
I have officially reached my 30th year of teaching. Teaching never ceases to challenge and inspire me. It is not for the faint of heart, but it still holds my heart. I love it as much as ever, even with all of the technology that moves faster than I can keep up, but I am determined not to give up. When I get frustrated, a hug or a humorous comment from a student can make me smile again, and I remember why I am here.
Thank you parents for sharing your children with me. I promise to always try my best to see them the way that you see them, and to care for them like they were my own. I can’t promise not to make mistakes, but I will always try to learn from them. I am looking forward to another terrific year of doing what I believe I have been called to do… to teach your precious children.