I am a teacher. I will fill the minds and hearts of children today and for many days after they are my pupils. I will fill them with love and hope. I will pour ambition, inspiration, and confidence into their minds. I will teach them how to think critically and to problem- solve. I will give them strategies that can be universally applied. I will show them how to tackle tough questions and situations. I will show them how to find answers and to question everything. I will do this through curriculum. This is my medium, my art form is teaching. My creations, my masterpieces, will be the thoughts, the confidence, and the reflections that your child will harbor and foster in their minds. So much takes place in these halls and within these walls. There is laughter, there is frustration, there is growth, and self-realization.. There is commitment and perseverance.
Thank you for sharing these moments with me and for this great responsibility I am tasked with. It is so important to me. Thank you for this child and for trusting me. I will cherish their hearts and their minds. I will plant seeds that will sprout quickly and I will plant seeds that may rest for many years. They will all grow.