Today was a day worth documenting...once I figure out how to download pictures from my digital camera onto this new computer, I'll post the pictures. In the meantime, I'll have to create pictures with my words.
I was honored to receive the award of Knox County Middle School Teacher of the Year from my district. This is such an honor to me, not because I think I am any better than anyone else, but because this lends credibility to our efforts with Reach Them to Teach Them!
Karen Carson presented me with a certificate. The moment was made extra special by the presence of my family; Mom, Dad, Tom, Chelcie, Addie, and Sam were there to celebrate with me. Drew had cross country practice so he couldn't make it, but he was there "in spirit." Afterward, we went to Chili's on the strip.
The elementary teacher was from A.L. Lotts and the high school teacher was from Bearden High School. Chelcie commented that she went to all three of these schools. The 5th district swept the field. I think Karen Carson (our school board rep) was slighty apologetic about all three of us being from west Knoxville schools.
Constantly learning with my new access to technology gurus via Twitter, and my new MacBook Pro is amazing! So much to learn...