I see you. Cheerful. Laughing. Balancing your coffee and clipboards.
I see the hours you put into making your classroom just right. I see your bag filled with crafts, books, binders, and stickers.
I see your eyes. Mindful, assessing, and always aware.
I see the worry behind those eyes. The self-doubt. The worry of letting your students down.
I see all the time you dedicate to being the best teacher and you are truly amazing.
As a parent I want you to laugh with my children. I want you to enjoy being in the classroom.
I love that you go above and beyond. Thank you for encouraging my children, correcting them, and exposing them to new things.
I appreciate that you care for your students. I imagine it is taxing and often frustrating, but it shows me your love of teaching and your love for each of your students.
Unfortunately, I get that there are people out there who underestimate and undervalue your profession. I am not one of those people. I am here to drop off extra school/office supplies and Clorox wipes.
I am here to support both you and my child, whatever that looks like. I will work with you to make this school year a great one.
Lastly, I see you and I am beyond grateful.