Whether you Homeschool your children or you send them to school, we can all celebrate the teachers of our lives. I grew up in Sloatsburg, NY back in the 60's and early 70's. I will always remember two of my teachers, Mrs. Judson from the first grade and Mrs. Seaman from the sixth grade.
I have vivid memories of both classrooms. It feels just like yesterday that I was sitting at those desks with my head full of dreams and excitement. I wanted to become an artist and I loved to draw and write.
Both teachers were amazing women. I remember at such a young age what Mrs. Judson would do. We had a little girl who would sometimes have accidents and because she was so poor would come to school a little disheveled. It broke my heart, but Mrs. Judson had it all under control. She had extra clothing just for her in a back closet. She would clean her up and put fresh clothes on her. It was amazing to see the transformation, she would walk into the classroom, sad, with her head down and once Mrs. Judson was finished, her whole personality and stature changed!
Mrs. Seaman was strict but an awesome teacher. I learned so much from her. I remember the day that one of my classmate's mom passed away. He was heartbroken, but Mrs. Seaman was there for him during that time of loss. She pushed us beyond our comfort zones. I was pretty shy and for some reason I was chosen to be one of the Valedictorians at our 6th grade graduation! Although normally that would have made me physically ill, she gave me the confidence I needed to pull that off!
I will always remember my teachers, but especially Mrs. Judson and Mrs. Seaman. I wish I had visited them at least once after I left the school. I should have thanked them and let them know how much they touched my life.
Do you have a special teacher that you remember? What did he or she do that helped you? I would love to hear your stories.
Here is a nice video that I would like to share from Simple Truths, to honor all the teachers in our lives!