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May 12, 2009

Teacher of the Year

I didn't want to go to some dang awards ceremony after school on a Monday, but Denise said she was getting "something" and didn't want to go alone. So I, dutiful husband that I am, agreed, complaining the whole way.

With several hundred family and students in attendance, the announcer leads off with the male Teacher of the Year for Lufkin High School: "He attended Stephen F. Austin, completing a Bachelor's in Science with a second major in English. He currently teaches English, and has taught AP classes for several years in Lufkin and Arlington ISD..." My heart jumps in my throat. OMG, that's me.

"Denise has pulled a fast one on me," I think as I walk toward the stage to accept my plaque and--the kicker--$1,000 check. Zing! Instant happiness. All is right with the world. Damn, this is a great job!

I canceled my "mental health" day, an elective day off I had scheduled earlier that day for the next day, as soon as I got home. It's bad form for the TOtY to play hooky the next day. :)

Posted by tat at May 12, 2009 04:40 PM


This couldn't have happened to a better, more appropriate person (unless it was Denise, of course!) :)

Congratulations again!!


Posted by: hareball at May 13, 2009 08:08 AM

I couldn't agree more! ;)

Posted by: denise at May 15, 2009 08:39 PM

Congratulations!! That is SO awesome and WELL DESERVED!! Now you guys can come and visit us here in CA. :)

Posted by: Deb at May 21, 2009 02:39 PM

(Belated) Congrats!


Posted by: Busta at May 23, 2009 02:03 PM

I like they way they snuck it in on ya. Excellent.

Posted by: Todd Drevers at June 10, 2009 08:44 AM