This year I could not have asked for better experience in teaching. I was blessed by God just to have a job, but as the year went on I realized that I was blessed in many more ways. The students at Heritage high school made such an impact on my life. It was neat to have students who were respectful and willing to learn, but also willing to let me engage with them on a personal level. Hearing that we are going to Africa raised many questions and opened the door for me to share my faith.
I had so many great students who filled my day with joy. It is always hard to leave home and be away from your kids as you head off to work, but it made it easier to do this when I felt like I was making a difference in students’ lives. I will not miss the early mornings, the long nights, the grading, and the rough days, but I will miss the students! As I left my classroom on Thursday all I could do was just thank God for the year that I had. In a year of transition, God put me in just the right place.