Tuesday, January 20, 2009

A Proud Moment

You may know that in November I found out that I had passed my National Board's. It was something that I worked very hard for. I put forth many hours of teaching, typing, and crying, along with a pocket full of money in order to earn the prestigious title of being an Accomplished Teacher. I don't think I have ever felt so proud of accomplishing anything in my life before. OK, yes giving birth to my kids may just pass it...by a fraction though!

After I received notification that I passed, my mentor presented me with a pin and a silver key chain that had NBCT (National Board Certified Teacher) engraved on it. I received many congratulations and celebrated with family and friends. It was good times. Rcently I even received my first paycheck with the raise from the additional certification. However I had pretty much put the celebration to rest so nothing prepared me for what I received in the mail this week.

After a long, hard day at school I came home to find a thick package from the Department of Education on my steps. I couldn't figure out what it could possibly be. So of course I tore into the package to see what it was. This is what I found...




How cool is that?? I received the Order of Excellence from the State Board of Education, which is the highest honor the State Board can confer, along with a Merit Award from the Delaware Department of Education.

I was floored.
Suprised.
Thrilled.
Honored.
Proud.

I'm still beaming. Can you tell??

Thanks for listening to me brag a little!!

20 comments:

  1. Congratulations! I think that is worth sharing...your kids at school will be thrilled!

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  2. How cool!!! Congratulations Mel - you truly deserved this!!

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  3. Congratulations on your accomplishments!

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  4. that's totally awesome. good on you ;o) i know you worked hard and it paid off. toot your own horn all you want. you earned that too!

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  5. Congrats! You deserve to brag all you want, good work on a job WELL done!! It's nice when people notice you're really good at what you do, isn't it? ~Juli

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  6. Congrat's, that's a wonderful honor to recieve. You deserve to brag!

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  7. woo hoo! Congrats to you!

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  8. congratulations! now please move near me so you can teach my son!

    i'm scared of who he may end up with!

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  9. Congratulations!!! I'm sure that brightened your day so much to receive that package that day.

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  10. holy cow!!!

    CONGRATULATIONS, MEL!!!!

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  11. WHOOHOOOOOOOOO!!!! Jumping up and down....doing the HAPPY DANCE for you, girlfriend!!! You SO deserve it and all the props we can give you!!! WAY to GO!!!! :D

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  12. Congratulations! As a teachers (now SAHM) I know what an amazing accomplishment that is. One day when I go back I will have to look into it. Kuddos for all of your hard work :)

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  13. Congratulations! I wish there were more teachers around with your dedication and desire.

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  14. That is awesome! Congratulations :)

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  15. That is HUGE! Congrats. I know how much work goes into National Board Cert. What an accomplishment!

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  16. Wow!! That is awesome!

    Congratulations on your honors!!!

    I wanted to get my National Board Certification when I was teaching, but the amount of work scared me to death! I had my twins the next year and became a stay at home mom, so I made the right decision.

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  17. I may be a lot late on this one but WOW!!! congrats!!

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