I See You! An Open Letter to Hendry Teachers.

Dear Hendry County Teacher,

I see you and I see you for what you really are…a genuine freedom fighter and activist for equality. I see you running hard and fast towards the challenges so many in this world turn away from. I see the options you have, and I see you choose to remain in the trenches of rural education and devote your life to serving a vulnerable population.

I see the resolve in your eyes when you’re working with students who are struggling. I see the joy in your eyes when your students have breakthroughs. I see the hard work and creativity it requires to help that struggling student, as well as the thriving students, achieve their highest potential each day.

I see you rise to the occasion time and time again to meet needs that are far beyond what the curriculum or your job description requires.  I see how much of your own personal life, time and resources you devote to your profession. I see you being a role model in our communities and leading by example, and I see the positive impact that has on your students.

I see you doing all this with sparse resources and overflowing hearts. I see you as the proverbial David bravely facing a new legislative Goliath around every corner.  In spite of those obstacles, I see your unwavering faith in your purpose and your Christ-like love for the children you serve.  I see an example of what’s good, true and right about the world when I reflect on what you do each day to create opportunities for all children to have a bright future.

As the mother of two of those children, as a product of the Hendry County School District, and as a school board member…THANK YOU.  I appreciate the blessing you are today and every day. Happy Teacher Appreciation Week to my heroes!

~ Stephanie

About stephaniebusin

Mother. Wife. Hendry County School Board Member, District 4. Rural Education Activist. Autism Warrior. Special Needs Advocate.

Posted on May 2, 2016, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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