They fought me all the way.
Below the fold is the first message I received:
Finding you on Facebook made my DAY!! I know it sounds corny, but it's as if I've been able to complete my elementary memories!!The second message, which I received on April 19:
I hope all is well.
You look great!
I just wanted to thank you for all the dedication and hard work you put into teaching us. It truly made a difference in my life, I know.
I went on to graduate high school with honors and was voted most likely to succeed. I completed a Biochemistry degree, an MBA with a concentration in Pharmaceutical Business, and did a year and a half in law school (it was too gray for me, no black and white, lol, so I left). I now work at Harvard.
Thank you. Without people like you in my life, I wouldn't have made it this far!
...I'm glad you are still teaching. You will always be one of the most influential teachers in my life. You were tough (and I hope you still are) but it was because you loved your students and expected only the best from them....There isn't much money in what I do for a living.
But the other rewards? They are out of this world!
If you have a former teacher whom you now hold in high esteem, take a moment to thank that teacher.