Wednesday, May 18, 2011

you don't have a clue

...who you impact.

i just received an email notifying me of a facebook message that was sent. i looked down and saw the name from the sender. nothing really rang a bell at first glance. then, when i opened my facebook, i read it and was brought to tears. you know: those big, crocodile ones that seem to well faster than "normal ones." it was from a student at my school who had found me on facebook. she isn't one of my students, but last week, she had been placed in my room for the Algebra End of Course exam (EOC). this is what she had to say:

Dear Miss Simmons,
I know that you don't have me, and that you probably don't have any clue who I am, but I just wanted to let you know that I was in your class for the EOC and I think you're pretty amazing. You make me just want to go outside and stop time. Prove the impossible. Even just when I pass you in the hallways, it's enough for me to want to belt it out to the world. So, yeah. That's about all I wanted to say. And that I think you're an awesome teacher as well. Many of my friends have and love you. Thank you for making such a difference in their lives and in the school overall.

i didn't have a clue.