Tuesday, April 5, 2011

No more teasing!

In my post the other day, I mentioned that I had been distracted the prior week.  My son, Chad, had been in San Diego for the national convention of AAHPERD (Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance).  Chad is on a couple of committees and was a presenter so he was there for the entire week.  On Wednesday the final portion of the NASPE (National Association for Sport and Physical Education) selection process for teachers of the year was taking place.  Chad was the Southern Region teacher of the year so he was in competition with teachers in 4 other regions of the country.  Lesson plans, videos of him teaching and all the recommendations were submitted.  It came down to the interview.  Chad didn't sleep and I didn't sleep.  We talked on Wednesday morning, Wednesday afternoon just before the interview and then again on Wednesday evening.  He felt it had gone pretty well and was confident that he answered their questions to the best of his ability.  Then the waiting began.  The awards (teachers of the year for elementary (Chad), middle school and high school) were being announced at the final dinner.  Since there was a 3 hour time delay, I told him to call regardless of the hour just to let me know one way or the other.  Just before midnight, I received a text from Amy, Chad's wife.  "He did it!"  (I think I will keep that text for a very long time.)


I bet you would have been distracted, too!

10 comments:

  1. That is just wonderful!!!!

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  2. Congratulations to Chad! You had a right to be distracted. You deserve the right to be proud! Have a great day!

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  3. Proud Mama of a wonderful son...Congratulations to both.

    By the way, son and daughter-in-law are such a handsome couple.

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  4. Great news! Congratulations , you must be very proud and excited.

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  5. That is an extremely important accomplishment. Those who teach and mold the minds and bodies of our young people have the future of our country in their hands. You certainly can be proud of your son for this spectacular achievement. Thanks for sharing the news with us!!!

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  6. So wonderful! All his students are so lucky to have such a great teacher - and it is wonderful that he is recognized for that dedication!

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  7. That is so great! You have every right to be proud! Amazing job!
    Kristie

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  8. Congratulations to your son. You must be busting with pride!

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  9. Congratulations Suzan, what a wonderful achievement for Chad and his wife, and you too!!!

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  10. wow. Wow! WOW!!!!!!!! Congratulations! WOW!!!!!!

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