This student was in one of the math classes I subbed for at Norwalk High. She called me the Best Sub Ever and handed me this adorable caricature inspired by my performance in the classroom shortly before the bell rang. Notice the bangs, long dark hair and the purple dress. I was singing “Como La Flor” by Selena and telling the class about my Selena Tribute Band.
As simple as this gesture is, it’s also grandiose in that this student shared my vision and was inspired to show me appreciation for sharing my gifts with her. This little caricature is the kind of thing that motivates me to keep going with my dream. I stood before her in casual clothes, in a classroom and she chose to see me as Selena. That’s huge for me…
People like her encourage me to continue sharing my gift in the classroom… They affirm my sense of purpose. They remind me that I gotta keep going.
Thank you, Angela 💜