Friday, November 15, 2013

Day 49 - Teacher, Advisor and Friend

Today's post is from junior Abe Thaler

In any school, there's always that one teacher you really connect with. The kind of teacher that can just as easily banter with you as they can give really heartfelt advice. Among many teachers at MWHS that fit that description for me, Ms. Anderson is the one I think of first. Goofy, insanely intelligent, and extremely patient, she is always there for me, whether it be for schoolwork or that occasional bad day.

I got to meet Ms. Anderson for the first time in 7th grade when I had my first taste of the high school's theatre program. As the awkward preteen I was, I needed some serious guidance when I was just starting out. For a very good reason, Ms. Anderson was immediately the friendliest and most approachable person for me to go to. She has a natural talent for making friends, whether they're 12 or 18, and without her skill I would probably still be that awkward preteen with no sense of humor. Maybe that part's still true, but with her I at least think I'm semi-funny.

Through her position as a director in the theatre department, I've been able to grow and learn with Ms. Anderson by my side the entire time. She is the best choreographer I know, and some of my favorite memories are foolishly making up dances with her for a show. On top of all that, she is also an amazing teacher. My first semester of math at the high school was with her, and having that opportunity instantly made MWHS a happier and more comfortable place for me. Knowing where I am now, I can owe all of my success to her class and the base foundations she effortlessly laid out for me.

Everyone needs a best friend, especially in high school. I guess sometimes, that person just happens to be your 8th grade geometry teacher. Thank you for everything you've ever done for me Ms. Anderson, you're the best!

Shelby, Ms. Anderson and Abe

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