Wouldn't you like for parents to say things about you like this?
"We were so blessed to have Ms. Felton as my son's third and fourth grade teacher.
What I absolutely LOVED about Ms. Felton being my son's teacher (among many things) is that she was able to recognize his intelligence and his talents, while focusing on and teaching to his potential. That's HUGE. Most teachers don't do that. She knew him as an individual, a unique and special young man. Some teachers especially these days are so focused on themselves and their individual career goals that they either don't see it in their students or worse, they see it and totally ignore it. My son recognized that in Ms. Felton immediately (and he loves her dearly to this day even though he's a grown man now). Ms. Felton is a teacher he will always cherish and remember.
My son also had serious medical issues during the time he was with Ms. Felton, and he was hospitalized frequently. Even though he was in and out of school, he always wanted to make sure he had his work done for her, and he wanted to make her proud.
Ms. Felton, you are powerful. You had that much impact on my son's life. We both are forever grateful. Sometimes we parents and students are not so blessed in the K-12 experience. Unfortunately there are increasingly more teachers NOT like you than are like you.
We had my son moved from another third grade teacher in the beginning of the school year to Ms. Felton's class. I was holding my breath because you never know what you're going to get. We're still thanking God that we got Ms. Felton!"
"You are one of the best teachers in Prince George's County. You are a loving, kind and compassionate teacher who treated every student like they were your only student. You gave individualized attention to students needing extra help or a little more attention. You built up your students and always gave them positive affirmations. You took students under your wing who you saw had a zest and zeal for education and pushed and encouraged them after they left your class and moved on to middle and high school. My daughter admires you and holds you in high esteem and seeks to attain both her bachelor's and her master's degree just like you."