Meet Mrs. Kelly
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“They will forget what you said.
They will forget what you did.
But they will NEVER forget
the way you made them feel"
For me, this isn’t a pretty set of words in a cliché frame on the wall. This is something I heard over two decades ago and wrote on the front of my planner in giant black marker because it summed up my entire philosophy. Then, I wrote it again the next year, and the next and the next. I read it every day, out-loud, to remind myself that I am not just educating, I am interacting with a child that will believe about themselves whatever I tell them. That is not a task that should ever be taken for granted.
I am a daughter, a wife, and a mother of three (one adult, one in college, one heading to high school). We have a dog and a cat and live in a little cottage on a lake. We enjoy just hanging at home, as “lake life” is new for us. When we do get away it is ALWAYS to the coast. I love reading Christian/inspirational popular nonfiction but spend much of my time surfing the web for random educational trivia, classroom hacks, and trends in pedagogy research. I believe there is truly nothing more amazing on this earth than the spirit of a child.
I hope these words offer a positive glimpse into who your child will be spending the better part of their day with. I cannot wait to hear each of their stories and help them add a new chapter to who they will become. I look forward to our partnership and a terrific year together!