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These are my thoughts and opinions about life in general. I also get daily prompts from DSP which inspire me to write. If I throw in some scrapbook pages I've done, photos I've taken, and stories about me, you will have an idea about my loony life!

Thursday, June 01, 2006

A First for Me!

I had a big First this year as being chosen a candidate for my District Teacher of the Year. It all started in November when I was chosen by my faculty to represent my school as Teacher of the Year for this next school year. Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think I would get this honor. I have been a Special Ed teacher for 25 years in 4 different schools and never even considered the possibility of being chosen. Usually a Special Ed teacher is not chosen because the number of students in our program are small compared to the rest of the school so many may not know the special ed teachers. I was so shocked when I found out that I was one of the top 6 nominees and totally shocked when I had won my school's top honor! As my school's Teacher of the Year, I was expected to fill out the application to be considered the District Teacher of the Year. In April I found out that I am one of the top 10 Teachers of the Year for the district which has almost 5000 teachers and now I'm in the running for the top title. In order for them to choose the winner, I had to be interviewed by the judges, observed teaching, have a lesson videotaped, and have a videotaped interview. The District Teacher of the Year won't be announced until August when we start back to school so I'm really excited! Please keep me in your prayers!

5 comments:

Ima said...

I'll keep you on my prayer!! Good luck!!

Tink said...

Prayers, fingers crossed and anything else I can do. Congratulations Pat and I look forward to hearing in August that you won.

Meg said...

Yay!!! I for one love special ed teachers and think they are the BEST!! You deserve it, I'll keep you in my thoughts for August!

heather said...

Good luck! Whatever the result you can be assured you are doing a fantastic job!

Karen said...

Major congrats on this achievement Pat. Win,lose or draw in August you'll always know you are up there with the best.