Connecting neighbors and celebrating teachers

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There is a special place in a child's heart for teachers that grows with them. And in the past two months, we have seen countless stories of educators going far beyond the call of duty.

体育投注“She helped my son in more ways than I can explain,” Wendy Harbour said. “She has had Google meets with my son and talks to him daily."

体育投注She’s referring to her son’s IEP teacher at Binns Elementary School in Columbus, Ms. Riggs. Her son Michael Spohn is in the fifth grade.

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体育投注“She is such a loving and kind person who has a heart for special needs students,” Harbour adds. “She has had to sacrifice during this virus she has had to put her wedding on hold. But through all her outside life she has messaged me every day checking on my son.”

10TV wants to thank Harbour and the many other parents who reached out to us on Nextdoor after seeing a recent post about Teacher Appreciation Week.

Lillian Fetalaiga, a mother of three kids under the age of 6, also spoke to us after seeing the Nextdoor post.

“We (parents) just see our kids getting frustrated and we just want to take a break all the time and go inside,” Fetalaiga said as she juggled her daughter 6-year-old Josephine on her lap while little brother toddled by them.

体育投注“But our teachers just never seem to give up, they just want to go above and beyond all the time,” she adds.

“Thank you, Senora Bain for taking care of me,” says Fetalaiga’ s daughter Josephine, who attends the Spanish Immersion Academy School in Columbus.

“It’s amazing how well teachers can teach everyone else’s kids because teaching your own child is so difficult in anything,” Fetaliaga added.

体育投注We also heard from Nikky Ford, a teacher at St. Mary School in Delaware. She submitted a photo of her colleague Lenore Taylor who is retiring after 25 years of teaching.

She says Taylor started in 1996 as a fifth-grade teacher but branched out to multiple roles over the decades.

Lenore Taylor

“Especially during this time, we are sad that her career is ending especially during this pandemic,” Taylor said.

If you have a story of positivity you’d like to share, let us know on or email angela.an@r-schall.com.

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