Sometimes at school you get a nice reminder of the power of happiness.
Last week at an early-release-teacher-workday-fun-a-thon our Teacher of the Year was announced. Of course, a fantastic group of teachers was nominated, each with his or her own strengths and absolutely no visible weaknesses (seriously…this was a group of those teachers that kinda just make you feel unworthy). Amid bated breath, excited chatter, and a few well placed jokes (you’re welcome, colleagues) the winner was announced.
It was none other than my happiness loving, cubby decorating, snappy dressing, always smiling coworker K! She’s amazing, and seriously deserved the honor. But, the thing that struck me most about her winning was that our staff voted to give this award to a teacher that exemplified what it means to be a happy teacher.
I couldn’t be happier for the reminder that happiness is still valued in my school.
These balloons were also a good reminder.