Boy oh boy, do I feel humble. I'm working this weekend on the Firebird newsletter, which is the monthly publication we put together for Tecumseh Public School... myself and my co-editor Julie write articles, take photos, edit other people's work and create the newsletter's layout each month in an effort to celebrate the school and communicate with Tecumseh's families. One of the articles we do each month is called "Spotlight on Volunteers", where we highlight one of the folks who give their time around the school running events, helping teachers, and doing a lot of other "background stuff" that doesn't always get noticed. Julie offered to handle this month's volunteer page, and much to my surprise she's just sent me the article shown above. Turns out that three of the other volunteers I work with got together and nominated me for the "volunteer of the month" without my knowing, and wrote some truly lovely things about me for inclusion in the newsletter. I was blown away - I had no idea that they were planning this and I was just so touched... I've always believed in the importance of thanking those who give their time to the school, but didn't expect to see myself recognized here too!
Note: if you'd like to take a peek at the Firebird newsletter, we've posted several months worth on the Tecumseh website here - check it out!