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WITH ALL THE MIGHT WE HAVE: Today is Leigh’s last day in class, but a couple hours away from wrapping up a hard-fought battle for her Masters of Education! A MASTERS DEGREE, people. Learned. Earned. Amazing.

Leigh wears a lot of hats. Mom, student, sister, cousin, friend and girlfren to little ‘ol me.

I just want to note that her accomplishment is something very special. Graduate level stuff is rough. Her commitment to her program, the ups, downs and those little rugrats she watched over that last bunch of months…impressive moves, across the boards.

She kept a surgical focus intact for years! Getting up each morning SO early, raising her Ewok, navigating ugly employment reports, slaying adversity from the saddest of sources, being a long way from home, dealing my little brand of “graphic design-ism”, and the whole time, doing it with grace, spirit and determination.

And something else that blows me away: She could of went after all sorts of degrees. Other paths. more lucrative fields. Instead, she picked one of the toughest, trickiest, most under-appreciated fields of all. And that says a lot about her character. She wants to help the little ones.

I just find that kind of selflessness INSPIRING.

She is going to do GREAT things on this path. Remember that cool teacher you had? She’ll be one of those kinds of educators.

Congratulations are in order for this girl.

It’s summer time, lady…TAKE A LOAD OFF!

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Congrats lady-o-draplin! Kick your feet up & relax a bit… maybe make Aaron make you sammich or cocktail.

Posted by: scott on 06/14/13 at 2:26 PM

Congratulations, Leigh, on the hard work paying off, and best wishes…

Posted by: Dave on 06/14/13 at 4:47 PM

Congratulations on a job well done! If you’re new to teaching, as a fellow teacher I’d like to say “Welcome aboard!” If you’ve been teaching for awhile, I hope your Master’s degree gives you the bump in pay that you so richly deserve.

Posted by: Laurie Line on 07/08/13 at 10:58 AM
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