Teacher Appreciation:  Thank you from a High Schooler

Hi.  I’m Darby.  I get to wrap the week of Teacher Appreciation with my post.  

Teachers are some of the most influential people we will ever meet in our lives. Many high school students don’t realize it, but our teachers have shaped who we are, how we act and what we will take with us beyond school.  

Most things change as we get older.

But some things remain the same.

Cathy and the girls

We all learned to color but we’ve learned that lines are too restricting so sometimes we have to draw our own pictures.



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We learned to read but now read books and poems, and plays from hundreds of years ago.




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We wrote but now we write debate speeches, our own poetry and many things under 140 characters.



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We listened but now we listen to each other, the news, and the media.



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We sang “Tony Chestnut” in the car but, well, I still sing “Tony Chestnut” in the car.  🙂



Thinking of all the amazing teachers and mentors I’ve had in my life, the only thing I can say is Thank You.

TDArby 1hank you for pouring love,


and knowledge

into my brain daily.




Thank you for pushing me,

accepting me

And seeing potential in me.



DarbyBut most importantly, thank you for the relationships.

You’ve bought me lunch,

asked me to babysit your own kiddos,

hugged me when I was stressed,

called to check on me,

believed in me when I felt alone,

and been my best friend.

I’ve laughed, cried, learned, grown and smiled because of you.  

Thank you and I love you.

Allyson and Darby

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