Thursday, June 22, 2006

It's Worth It

The seniors in my school had their end term barbeque today, right after they picked up their tickets for graduation and caps and gowns. I had a rough year with some of them. They were the "sweathogs" of the 21st century. I worked really hard to keep them coming to class and to get them to pass the regents. Only one out of twenty eight did not make it. The hugs and praise I got from them made my hard year worth every bit of the effort I spent. Time after time, I got thanks and greeted with "I couldn't have made it without you." I know the principal of my school will never like me, but that is okay with me. I did my job well. I believed in my students and I got them to succeed. It was worth it.

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