I received this e-mail today from a former student. I had him about 5 years ago...it totally made my day. I loved this kid when he was in my class. He was one of my best journalists as far as wanting to uncover the REAL truth and printing brutal honesty. He was always on our principal's case about something. It was funny.
Here's the email:
My name is Michael (LAST NAME OMITTED FOR PRIVACY PURPOSES) I don't know whether or not you will remember me; but you were my teacher in journalism. I'm writing to you because i wanted to thank you for the tremendous impact you made on my life. I've had many teachers but very few that managed to make an impact. You seemed to genuinely care about all of your students and i find that often times gifted and caring teachers go unnoticed and unappreciated so although it's not much, i thought that i would send a simple thank you. I hope that you're doing well and your students are kind.