Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Pinch Me...Am I Dreaming?

Monday was a very exciting day for me.  I was a bundle of nerves as I arrived at the convocation center for our Annual Teacher of the Year Banquet.

I had been named a finalist back in March.  For the last month, I have been observed, interviewed, and video-taped so that the committee could chose a winner.  I sure am glad I wasn't on the deciding committee, because the other five finalists are outstanding teachers.

Guess what, blog friends?
I won.  I'm still in a state of shock and disbelief.   But, here it is in black and white. I guess I can stop pinching myself...


Oh, and you know it's true when you see your name on the school marquee.


It's official once it's been put on the marquee, after all.  Right?


I guess this little dream is a reality.  I share this with all of you.  I am a better teacher because of each and every one of you.  I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

39 comments :

  1. Elizabeth~
    What wonderful... fabulous,... amazing news! Congratuations!!!
    Michele
    Coffee Cups and Lesson Plans

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  2. Congrats! You truly deserve it!

    :) Kaitlyn
    Smiles and Sunshine

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  3. Yay congrats! You deserve it :)

    Natalie
    Teachery Tidbits

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  4. Congratulations! I got chills reading your post! You have obviously made an impact,

    Jane

    Learning in the Little Apple

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  5. Congratulations! What an honor!!!! :-)

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  6. Congratulations! That's amazing! I feel the same way about being a better teacher because of blogging. Thanks for all you do and share!

    Sabra
    Teaching with a Touch of Twang

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  7. Congratulations! I believe the marquee makes it official - I hope they light it up at night - so you can say you had your name in lights (sort of). Great dress!

    Looking From Third to Fourth

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  8. Congratulations! You should be proud! You truly are making a difference in the lives of your students!

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  9. So many congratulations to you! I can tell from your blog and all of your innovative ideas that you are very deserving. I was TOY at my district last year. It is quite an honor that will make you an even better teacher! Congratulations again!

    Jennifer
    Mrs. Laffin's Laughings

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  10. Very much deserved and I say that as a coworker, friend, and mom of one of your students!!! You are awesome and we love you for it!!!! :)
    Brandee @ Creating Lifelong Learners

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  11. Congratulations! That is such an incredible honor :)
    Storie
    Stories by Storie

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  12. That is so exciting!!! Congrats!

    Kristi

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  13. I still can't stop smiling over this my dear friend!!!!!

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  14. Awwwwwww, yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!!!! How exciting! And I just knew you would win!! Congratulations! That is so special and well deserved!!!

    Hugs,
    Amanda
    Collaboration Cuties

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  15. What an honor! Congratulations!

    Kristin
    Teachntex

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  16. So so SO proud of you. What a fun day Monday must have been indeed. And you look positively radiant in that front-page picture! Sending congrats and cyberhugs from TX!

    Barbara

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  17. This is SO amazing! I knew you'd win!! Just knowing how much you've influenced in my short blogging time, I knew you were a wonderful teacher!! I am so proud of you and happy for you! :)

    {hugs}
    Amelia
    wherethewildthingslearn

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  18. That is great news! I used to live in Aiken so it was exciting for me to not only see your name as the winner, but to also see the Aiken Standard pictured. Thanks for sharing all of your terrific ideas!

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  19. Congratulations!! How exciting! I'm so happy for you! :)

    Christy
    Teaching Tales Along the Yellow Brick Road

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  20. That's fabulous!! COngrats!

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  21. Congratulations!! What an awesome "thank you" for all of your effort!

    Foreman Teaches

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  22. Congratulations Elizabeth! What wonderful news! And from your awesome blog, you so deserved the award!

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  23. Ahhhhh congrats, friend!!!! That is so exciting! You definitely deserve it! You are such a wonderful teacher and you have helped me become a better teacher as well!! Thanks so much for your constant inspiration, and enjoy this incredible honor!!

    Molly :)
    Lessons with Laughter

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  24. Such awesome news and so happy for you! You have worked hard and deserve this honor:))))) You have blessed many students and continue to bless us with your posts and inspiration:) Congratulations:)))


    4th Grade Frolics

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  25. SO wonderful! Congratulations! I can't even imagine the feeling.

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  26. YOU go girl! I am so very happy for you!

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  27. Thank you everyone for such kind words! I'm so grateful for your support :)

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  28. YAY! That's so great! Congratulations!!!

    Lisa

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  29. Congratulations!!! What a great feeling!!

    Aimee
    aimee@vanmiddlesworth.org
    Pencils, Books, and Dirty Looks

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  30. Elizabeth,
    Hurrah times a thousand!! I am so pleased for you!
    Camille

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  31. Congratulations Elizabeth!!! :)

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