Yesterday I wrote about one of my marigolds, someone who inspires me and makes me smile, someone who helps me and encourages me to be my best. Today I’m sharing another marigold, although I don’t have her picture (she wouldn’t let me take one.)
I’ve known Mary for over ten years. She was an aide for another 5th grade teacher before becoming a kindergarten teacher. Everyday she smiles. Her love of children is apparent in everything she does. She comes in early and stays late. She’s humble and giving. I’m in awe watching her interact with students and staff. She always has time for others. I’ve learn so much from her. She makes me a better person and a more nurturing educator as I embrace what she models everyday. She also makes the most amazing chocolate-chip cookies which she shares with the staff. I’m so fortunate to have Mary down the hall.
Mary is another marigold in my school garden. Tomorrow I’ll share another marigold.