Tuesday, August 16, 2011

New Chapter

I have just had a life changing experience.  One of those moments that truly tests your mettle; one that celebrates your strengths and exposes your weaknesses which, in turn, presents you with no other option but to grow or perish.

For four years, I was a teacher.

The best group of kids a teacher could ask for.

This morning, after returning from the Farewell Tour with my students in Scotland, marks the first morning I did not make the 40 minute drive to school.  And I'm a little sad.  And I'm a little excited.  It's time for a new chapter.

There will be more foodie fun in the not too distant future. 

But today, I would like to thank every student, every teenaged actron unit, and every colleague I have had the honor and privilege to work alongside.  You have made me a better teacher, a stronger person, and you have taught me to value all of life's experiences.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart.


  1. You are the best! Thanks for always making my days brighter and thanks for the immeasurable impact you made in my kid's life. You're the best and you WILL be missed. Job well done, young Duff! -Mandi

  2. Scoot, the honor was all ours!!! -- Pete

  3. Thanks, y'all! Look...I typed "y'all".