Words to live by...

"A good teacher is like a candle - it consumes itself to light the way for others." ~Author Unknown

"A good wife is her husband's biggest fan -- no matter how crazy he is." ~Me

"May God give you.. For every storm a rainbow, for every tear a smile, for every care a promise and a blessing in each trial. For every problem life sends, a faithful friend to share, for every sigh a sweet song and an answer for each prayer." ~ Irish Blessing

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Who knew I had the ability to (sorta) meet a goal?

Especially one made out of anger.

Some explanation:

Last year at this time I was dealing with a super crappy situation at my school where, after getting nothing but praise from the higher ups, was faced (along with many others) with a non-renewed contract and a district that decided I was no longer a good candidate to teach in the ghetto.

I was upset.

To say the least.

I remember that in my ticked off rambling I, more than a few times, made the claim that I'd find a better job, be extremely happy, and win teacher of the year as a little F-U to the district.

Yesterday I went into work and found out I was nominated (wasn't alone in being nominated from my school and didn't win, but that's ok because I still got a certificate and that's all that really matters) for Mile High Teacher of the Year.

That's a good enough FU for me :D

I'm satisfied.


bill said...

That is so awesome, Congrats Marni! There is something about a pissed off Marni... I am glad the world doesnt do it too often, but knowing life, I am not suprised that it does sometimes. But I am very glad that it vindicates her too.

Meredith said...


Nothing like a little karmic justice to make your day!!!

Fonk said...

Congratulations! Karma always comes though... :)

Chris said...

You = awesome :)

Cellarrat said...

way cool! nice work and you diff earned it!

Dave said...

WELL DONE!! That's huge, it's pretty hard to understand just how much effort, and consistently, that must require.

Anonymous said...

Teachers rock!!!
Congratulations Marni!!!!!