Colleen did not win a Crystal Apple Award last night, but she was radiantly beautiful and there were at least 20 or so of her colleagues there cheering her on and that was really more important to her.
She was probably the only nominee that DIDN'T want to win. Why? She would have had to go in front of 1100 people, TV and newspaper. She hates that! It's so funny, for once she got a little picture of what it is like to be me. We both commented on how this type of thing is usually something I do and of course I LOVE the attention, she does not. So, after my 5 week teaching stint, I understand better her work and after one night of attention she understands my work.
I am so proud of her, she should have won! She is the best teacher I know and at least one maybe two generations of special ed kids have moved on in their lives due to her teaching.
Thank you Colleen for being so gracious, professional, beautiful and most importantly, my patient wife!