15 January, 2013

My Sister, the Teacher.

My little* Sister is a teacher. She has been for over thirteen years. She is a Grade 1 teacher at one of the local Government schools we have in our town. We are very lucky to have many excellent Government schools close by us. But this post is not about that, it's about her.

My Sister has always wanted to be a teacher...in fact, I don't even remember her saying "I want to be teacher"...it always just was.

I have been in her classroom. I have met a million of her students...trust me, going shopping with my Sister, in our town, can be a nightmare, she is stopped every five minutes, by past students and parents...but I know she loves that. However, I have never ever seen her teach...which is kinda weird  because there are all these people who know and see my Sister in a way, that I haven't and probably never will.

I always knew she was great at her job, there was never any doubt. But recently, her name gets mentioned in all sorts of circles. I think it's due to the fact that, my people my age are sending their kids off to Grade 1, so I hear her name every where. Parents asking that their kids be placed in her class, people complimenting her all the time....it hasn't stopped over the past few weeks.

And all I can say, is that I have never been prouder of her.

So, here's to my Sister...an awesome teacher, who loves her job, no matter how hard it can be, who loves all her kids, no matter how hard they can be. Who is every inch a teacher, it is who she is, it's running through the veins...it's who she will always be...

I hope you know how proud we all are of you, Lindsay...we always knew you were born to do this job...



* I just drop that 'little' in, every now and again, to remind her that I am older than her...and therefore the boss of her...

11 comments:

Megan Wait said...

Haha, your sidenote is too funny!

You know she must be a great teacher when people are 'fighting' over her. My grade 1 teacher was the same, I loved her to death and with a name like Sara-Marie she was just all the more likeable.

Hayley said...

@ Megan, I also remember my Grade 1 teacher....its incredible the impact they have on you...

Truchen said...

What a lovely post! I am a teacher to and sometimes it can be such an ungrateful job but it is the little things like this post that makes it so worthwhile!

Hayley said...

@Truchen...I think so many of us forget to say thank you...I think all of us appreciate every single things teachers do...so thank you :-)

Melany aka Supermom said...

There is just something special about a good Grade 1 teacher. You never forget them. Glad your sister is one of them :-)

Lynette said...

You have a very special "little" sister and I can hear just how proud of her you are.

Julia said...

Ah...this is too sweet. LOVE that you are so proud of her. And I LOVE that she is clearly passionate about her calling. Because really, that is exactly what teaching is. A Calling.
x

Mrs FF said...

That's so great. I wish teachers were appreciated more. They do such hard work.

I hope your sis knows how proud of her you are.

Shayne said...

I think you be a teacher you have to be an incredibly special person - to have that patience and enthusiasm year after year and still love what you do - ai, i take my hats off to them.

I see what a huge difference various teachers have made in D's life, and now with Polly.

I make a point of writing down what my kids say about their teachers - someday they'll read them and smile inside because they'll remember how much that particular teacher mean't to them.

Lovely post x

'little' sister said...

Just the inspiration I needed! Thank-you my very special sister who just by the way is AMAZING at her own job!!! So special, thank-you :)

V-n-J said...

Great teachers are hard to come by these days so kudos to your little sister for being so awesome! Teaching is definitely THE most important job in the world. I don't know your sis but you can tell her that I am proud of her too. I think its amazing what she does. I see how much dedication J puts into his classes every day and how much he wants to change his students lives, so I hope she knows that what she is doing will have a lasting impression on so many little lives:) Keep up the great work!