OMG. I am behind by 5 days on this April, blog a day challenge, but who's counting...oh that's right. It's me. That person who cannot just jump forward but just spent 2 hours composing the day 5 post. Note to self: it's a blog, not a college class.
Moving on...to something that doesn't throw me into flashbacks of coursework and editing dilemma's.
And yet its about college. Oh the irony.
I was finishing student teaching when I found out I was receiving an award for being a, "Top 10 Student Teacher."
I was thrilled...
My field supervisor was not...
She said, "Well...even though I had others that were stronger teachers...you have the teaching AND the GPA...so you get it."
I felt so...worthy. I still can't believe the field supervisor just had to share that info. Apparently it peeved her that someone else didn't get it, and I did.
I was mentioning this story to another field supervisor, just out of happenstance, and she said, "you really should be proud of that. It wasn't just the GPA. That was only a small portion. It was truly your teaching too and what your mentor teacher saw and had to say."
It's been 10 years since I graduated college (late bloomer), the memory far from my mind, yet hearing that made my week. I was deserving. I did earn it. It is something to be proud of.
Thank you, Mrs. Saxton, for seeing a student teacher that deserved recognition...for championing for me at a time when I had doubt. And thank you field supervisor for taking the time to let me know that I was deserving of the award and earned it. You didn't have to, but by taking the time, and connecting with me, you made a world of difference.
And with that...I plan to see how I can pay it forward...