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Renae’s passion for education leaves a lifelong impression on students and families. She is always warm, welcoming, and smiling, always asking how everyone is doing. Her attention to the little things that creates a close bond with her students. Renae has implemented a daily reading program for her students, encouraging reading every evening after school.
She embraces diversity among students. Each week, students bring photos, traditions, and activities about their families to share with classmates. At the end of the year, Mrs. Harris give special gifts to her kindergarteners to remember the year, including a special book about future plans and reaching your goals, no matter how hard the road may be.
She writes a special note to each student inside the book. She also gives a special CD with recordings of activities from the year spent together. Mrs. Harris fills her classroom with love, fun, respect, understanding, and caring. Here’s an excerpt from one of her notes to a student, to show you how special she makes each of them feel:
I’m glad I was your teacher,
I’ve come to love you so,
I can’t believe the end is here,
I hate to see you go.
Remember all the fun we had,
in all the things we did.
But most of all remember,
You’re a Very Special Kid!
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I applaud all educators and especially the truly great ones. Our future is in their hands.