Thank a Bulldog
An Attitude of Gratitude
Hello Bulldog Nation
As such, I am asking that all members of our learning community take five minutes to go to our Thank a Bulldog KudoBoard using the link below: Parents/guardians, students, colleagues - each of us have had the good fortune of coming in contact with wonderful Bulldog Staff Members. Please, consider letting them know how you feel!
“Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.”
If You Have Time, This Is a Great Read!
But, I also had my fair share of great teachers. Mr. Cleary figured out how to challenge me in order to get the best from me, although I didn't realize what he was doing at the time. Mrs. Cahill, my kindergarten teacher, was always so kind to me and found ways to challenge me even before differentiation was a buzz word. Mr. Ross was so much more than the school principal, and I was fortunate enough to continue to learn from him as I too became a principal. These people left their mark on me, they made me a better man, and they influenced me to serve others as my life's work.
My mother, my wife, and my sister all are teachers. It is a passion - we see the good in the world, and we want to help others see it.
Each day, people like my mom, my wife, Mr. Cleary, Mrs. Cahill, Mr. Ross all get up, come to the classrooms in Butler, and dedicate themselves to our children. As I walk the classrooms, I see the care; I see students' faces light up; I hear them laughing and being engaged in their lessons. I am so very fortunate to work with such wonderful individuals.
If you find that your life is busy, and you do not have time to read the whole of the article below, I share this one thought with you that stuck out to me ..
“That’s the thing about the people in your life that impact you. They help you out even when they’re not around.”
You see, those individuals I mentioned - I haven't seen them for the better part of the last three decades. But...those individuals continue to help me daily, as they left an indelible mark on my life - I wish I could go back and thank them for that!
Thank you for taking the time to recognize a teacher/staff member this month as part of this effort! Small things mean the most.