Dear Mrs. Scribe:
If I don’t get the chance to meet with your during the graduation festivities, I want to make sure I don’t miss this opportunity to comment on the importance of what you do to the likes of parents like me.
You have given my daughter tremendous opportunity to lead, to be responsible, to be dependable. For this I owe you heartfelt thanks. How well she met those challenges is likely not what her potential permits….. (eg. KUMBAYA couching) but you gave her the chance to grow anyway.
I can only imagine the stress of your job, depending on these young people who are just beginning to develop these important character traits, but without these opportunities we end up with totally unprepared people beginning the “development process” in the workforce. You give your students an opportunity to understand the importance of dependability on a real level while there is still “hope” for growth.
Is it easy to be on your best in an all eyes forward classroom. Character is what happens when you are not in that kind of environment, when you are your own master and free to choose to be responsible… or not. My daughter is learning the importance of responsibility and dependability, and your course and your approach has done that more than any other.
Again, thank you and bless you for your commitment to the "impossible dream."
A Mom from the Class of 2010
Editor's Note: What a difference a year makes! Please take a gander at another Mom's missive from last year's graduating class...