Ms.Grogan, to the teacher who changed my life,
I want to start off by saying thank you. I can never thank you enough for everything that you've taught me, not only in the classroom, but also outside of it, too. You've made such a big impact on my life and I will always appreciate that. It's been awhile since I've been in your classes, but I haven't forgotten about you at all. I just want to say thank you for everything.
Thank you for teaching me how to think outside of the box.
I know that may not sound that important to some people, but you've changed the way I thought about certain things. You made me ask questions and see both sides of the story. You've helped me look at things from a different point of view and that has stuck with me ever since I left your classroom.
Thank you for being different from other teachers.
And that's why you were my favorite. You did things differently and you taught things differently. You had your own way of teaching and it was great. You remind me of Mr. Keating from Dead Poets Society. I always looked forward to coming to your class because I knew I would enjoy it. You had a different way of doing things and I'll never forget that.
Thank you for your dedication.
I appreciate everything that you did for me and for everyone else in my classes. You probably didn't think you would leave such a lasting impression on people but you did. You were just doing your job and I'm thankful for that. You didn't give up on your students. You pushed for every single one of us to succeed and I have always appreciated that.
Thank you for the great memories.
You've had a ton of students walk in and out of your classroom since the time I did, but I still remember a lot from them. You may or may not remember me years from now, but I'll never forget about you. There's certain scenarios, memories, books, and life lessons that I will still think about all of the time that will take me back to being in your classroom.
Thank you for educating me.
There's a difference between teaching people and educating people. Anyone can be a teacher, but it takes a special kind of person to truly educate others around them, and that's exactly what you did. To this day, I can say that you did teach me a few things, but you educated me and every other student that has been in your class. It was obvious that this was your passion, and you always inspired me to become passionate about something I loved doing, too. Thank you for everything.
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