While I don't take credit (or blame) for my adult children's successes or failures, please allow me to toot my horn for my daughter, Sarah. She is a school teacher, kindergarten specifically, but she also taught sixth grade and was a clinical instructor at the college level, before she ended up teaching kindergartners. She is a gifted teacher.
In 2015, Sarah was named her school's teacher of the year - quite an honor since she's only been teaching there for two years. But her ride continued as she also took teacher of the year at the county and district level. The links below show some of the joy her co-workers shared.
At the time, Sarah was part of the Top Four for the State of Alabama Teacher of the Year. While she didn't take first place, she rocks as a teacher and she was in good company. The Top Four are all dedicated educators who think outside the box. Each are deserving in their own right.
I was contacted by one of Sarah's coworkers asking if I would share some pictures of Sarah's childhood for a presentation they were doing for a surprise assembly in her honor. Of course, I quickly submitted. And, boy oh boy, all of a sudden I just knew I had to be there to see her be honored by her school. Her sister and I worked it out with Sarah's husband to surprise her by attending.