They are thirsty to learn. They are craving to be taught. They are 100% appreciative.
Then, when I got home, I went through the 100s of emails I've neglected the last two days, including a shout out from +danieltrust with a series of photographs from his scholarship dinner. Always a ham, it's rare for me to ever get a serious photograph (as evident here). I DO LOVE THIS PHOTOGRAPH and I continue to celebrate Anmol's success at Bassick High School. She arrived to the U.S. a few years ago and, driven, she enrolled in my English classes as a dual enrollment student this year. She's coming to Fairfield University in the fall, too, with much scholarship and support. She is a mover and a shaker and it's been a pleasure to ride alongside her wonderful wings.
@CWPFairfield invests in the amazing potential of all teachers and students in Connecticut. It is the work I came to do. Without community outreach, I would dry up and die. Staying connected to K-12 schools is the most important thing I do in higher education - it feeds my soul.