A letter to all the wonderful teachers I had in the span of thirteen years, spread over three schools.
This is a thank you note, unlike the chorus of half-hearted ‘thank you ma’am’ we used to sing at the end of every class, this one is really from the heart.
Thank you to all the teachers who made me fall in love with learning, to the people who helped bring out the best in me. If it were not for all of you, I would have forever remained a girl sitting in a silent corner reading a book. You all brought me out of my shell, out into the world. You helped me understand the importance of knowledge and education. You helped me make out the thin line between the good and the bad. You always encouraged and supported me. You made me understand the importance of a compliment with your bright red ‘good’ in my notebooks. You helped me see that no matter if I waddle into my first floor classroom or rush into my third floor classroom, I will always be a child, a child that needs protection. The protection that you gave, whether it be from the sun during the assembly or from our bad decisions.
You took a child with no knowledge of anything and made a reader out of her. You took a girl with no confidemce whatsoever and turned her into someone who just can not stop babbling. You took a student with hundreds of spelling mistakes and made her into a (aspiring) writer.
If it were not for you, I might have never fallen in love with words, with stories of the past, with science of the present and the omnipresent numbers.
It doesnt matter what subject you taught me, whether you were my class teacher or even if our relationship was limited to ‘good mornings’ in the corridor, you made a huge impact in my life and I will forever be grateful.
You gave me not just knowledge, values and protection, you gave me memories that will always be cherished.
Thank you to each and every one of you.