Amongst all this craziness, I had a HUGE surprise last week. I was nominated into the top 5 finalist for Teacher of the Year. I was up against four other fabulous teachers, and after an observation and interview figured I was so lucky just to have made it that far. The announcement for the winner was going to be made at our staff meeting last Friday afternoon. All five finalist were asked to sit up front while they made the ammouncement. To my complete surprise....I WON!! I couldn't believe it. I remember standing up to get my flowers from my principal, and then I remember her pointing across the room and telling me to look. When I looked up, I saw my ENTIRE family walking in. Chris, Logan, my brother, my Dad, my Mom, my mother and father in law, and my grandmother. Somehow, they had been contacted by my assistant principal and had kept the secret for over 24 hours! I was truly shocked and it was an absolutely fabulous afternoon!
These are not great pictures, but here's a few that my brother took:
|The boys waiting and playing dominoes in the parent resource room|
|I don't know who was happier, Logan to see me, or me to have Logan!|
|Mrs. Rhodes ( my fabulous assistant principal)|