Thank you for help­ing my child through dif­fi­cult times

The Covington News - - OPINION - Sin­cerely, Clarence Hughes

Dear Ms. Greco,

I’m pen­ning this let­ter to ex­press my ap­pre­ci­a­tion for the as­sis­tance that you pro­vided to my son Isa­iah and our fam­ily dur­ing the 2016–2017 school year. The be­gin­ning of the school year was a per­ilous time for my­self and the chil­dren. Di­vorce is of­ten rather dif­fi­cult on chil­dren.

My son had to han­dle some adverse sit­u­a­tions, but your guid­ance, di­rec­tion and en­cour­age­ment helped Isa­iah thrive in the class­room. You re­as­sured me that you would keep him fo­cused aca­dem­i­cally and you ac­com­plished that. Isa­iah won the Prin­ci­pal’s Award due to hard work along with your lead­er­ship and su­per­vi­sion.

Your ef­forts didn’t come with­out sac­ri­fice and ad­ver­sity. A pro­gram that you worked so hard to es­tab­lish was dis­solved, due to a cer­tain party re­lated to our fam­ily be­ing men­da­cious.

There were vin­dic­tive at­tempts to as­sas­si­nate your char­ac­ter and un­der­mine the con­certed ef­fort that you put forth in mak­ing your stu­dents lead­ers for the fu­ture, but you dis­played re­solve. You con­tin­ued to mo­ti­vate my son as well.

The pro­gram you had es­tab­lished gave some­thing pos­i­tive and re­source­ful to the com­mu­nity, most of all to the chil­dren. Per­haps, in the fu­ture I could make con­tri­bu­tions that could help re-es­tab­lish what was lost. I can’t be con­trite enough.

I have as­sisted you in the class­room and you are one of the great­est teach­ers that I have ever wit­nessed. You are very pas­sion­ate about your work and gen­uinely care about your stu­dents.

You em­ploy dif­fer­ent meth­ods and strate­gies that make the learn­ing en­vi­ron­ment en­joy­able, but at the same time chal­leng­ing. Your teach­ing goes beyond aca­demics and chan­nels the stu­dents minds into pos­i­tive think­ing.

Many kids don’t have the sup­port at home that we all wish they had. The body of work that your class masters builds self-as­sur­ance as well as sel­f­re­spect. I feel that is im­per­a­tive in their de­vel­op­ment as fu­ture lead­ers and pro­duc­tive adults.

I’m cer­tain that you will con­tinue to in­spire the chil­dren to learn for years to come. The pos­i­tive im­pact that you make in their lives will re­main with them through­out the course of this re­mark­able jour­ney called life.

Isa­iah will al­ways be a great ex­am­ple of your love of teach­ing and ded­i­ca­tion to your stu­dents. I re­ally ap­pre­ci­ate the New­ton County School Sys­tem for pro­vid­ing such an ex­cel­lent ed­u­ca­tor to the com­mu­nity.

If I can ever as­sist you in any way please don’t hes­i­tate to con­tact me. Thank you so much!

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