My wife deserves recognition for her tireless work, all teachers do. This year has been extremely stressful and has required an abundance of patience, extended hours, and commitment from teachers. My wife teaches English as a Second Language to many of the city’s most underserved students, this is her 15 year teaching EL in Metro Schools. When the pandemic began, she picked up food over the summer and delivered it to many of her student and their families (9 families twice a week), many of which had no transportation and had lost their jobs with closures. Although the school year basically ended last year in March 2020, the commitment to her students never did. When school resumed virtually in August, she learned several new software applications (basically without much guidance) to provide online instruction. She moved grade levels at Croft mid year to accommodate other teachers unable to return and has stepped up to do what is needed without reserve. She coached girls soccer ‘virtually’ in fall 2020 and is currently hosting ‘conditioning practices’ for middle school girls soccer weekly. I can easily say she has a heart for teaching kids and that extends beyond the classroom. My wife is my hero and a hero to many of the students she serves. I would love to see her efforts honored with this monetary gift of recognition.
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