As a child, I had the opportunity to be taught by some pretty remarkable teachers, one of whom forever impacted my life. As a child who struggled with figuring out who I was and who I wanted to be, with the assistance of peer pressure and the need to "fit in," I was fortunate to have had a teacher who helped me see my own potential.
It was my second year of seventh grade, and her name was Becky Holley. She refused to give up on me and let me fall to the wayside. I had never met a teacher who cared so much about my future. Why? What was she getting out of it? I didn't really understand until now, which is the reason for this letter.
I now have two school-age children who attend South Columbia Elementary school. I have a fourth-grader who struggles academically and a kindergartner who struggles with his behavior. The administrative staff alone at South Columbia is incredible! They are victorious at providing a safe environment for the students, and have an exceptional support system for not only the educators but also the parents.
Which brings me to the educators: I'm sure that there are many brilliant teachers, but my children have had the pleasure of being taught by what I would consider some of the best.
I am certain South Columbia Elementary has transformed the often-forgotten foundation that is imperative to my children's future education. ... I am so very thankful for their efforts to empower our children for their future. South Columbia Elementary not only provides an education; they make a difference.
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