with ann czeponis
A NEW HAT FOR ME ...but it's vintage
I am a graduate of Lourdes and all four of my children attend the school. My teaching partner is a great lady who I've known for quite some time. All of this makes me very excited to step back into full-time teaching. But it is not without a tinge of melancholy.
I will be in the same school as my four kiddos, but I feel as though Kindermusik was my baby too. Thirteen years ago I began this business because I LOVE to teach, and I couldn't imagine leaving my profession completely. Kindermusik gave me the opportunity to teach with my kids in tow. I raised up this business from its infancy to its maturity and along the way I met you.
There are two phrases I said almost weekly in these thirteen years:
- "I have the best job ever."
- "Kindermusik has the best families."
You will never know how much I truly believe these statements. It has been an honor and a pleasure to have been entrusted to play a role in your child(ren)'s development. It has been a delight and an inspiration to watch such tender and loving parenting and grandparenting along the way.
I will return to the classroom a better teacher because of you. You have given me a keener awareness of the perspectives of families. I will draw strength and patience from our shared experiences.