Dear Teachers…I See You.

Dear Teachers,

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.

Elizabeth and her husband Nicholas have been married for 13 years. They live in Geismar with their 3 children, Addison (9), Parker (5), and Laurel (2). She is from Franklin, LA and moved to Baton Rouge after receiving her Master’s in Business Administration from Southeastern Louisiana University. She is a Budget Administrator for the Department of Public Safety. She relies on sarcasm, a dry sense of humor, and the occasional cocktail to deal with the daily demands of motherhood. She loves crawfish, clean sheets, vacuuming, and the latest crime documentary on Netflix.