“…inspire them…”

Eleanor Roosevelt said, “A good leader inspires people to have confidence in the leader, a great leader inspires them to have confidence in themselves.”

I think the same can be said of a teacher.

“A good [teacher]  inspires [students] to have confidence in the [teacher], a great [teacher] inspires them to have confidence in themselves.”

Eduin receiving his awards (You just can't help but smile when you are around this kid)

yeah!!! It was so special to have the family support from EVERY student!

What a special group of kids and staff!

These kids taught me so much this year and I feel so blessed to have gotten to know each of them.  They are each so unique and I can’t wait to see how they change the world!

Recap video from the year!

More photos here.

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Niñas Sleepover

The girls from the school came over for a sleepover. Here are some of the highlights!

dress up fun!

Joy teaching on you are "fearfully and wonderfully made"

deaf leaders teaching UNO

movie time

then we all went to deaf church! Here are the "newbies"

I feel so blessed for every minute I get to spend with this special girls! Can’t wait to see how God uses them in the years to come! (more photos here)

May God bless us…

May God bless us with discomfort at easy answers, half-truths, and superficial relationships – so that we may live deep within our hearts. May God bless us with anger at injustice, oppression, and exploitation of people – so that we may work for justice, freedom, and peace. May God bless us with tears to shed for those who suffer pain, rejection, hunger, and war – so that we may reach out our hand to comfort them and to turn their pain into joy. And may God bless us with enough foolishness to believe that we can make a difference in the world – so that we can do what others claim cannot be done, to bring justice and kindness to all our children and the poor. Amen. (Franciscan Benediction)