|Liz works with families|
|The MARC serves Chets students.|
|We wore purple t-shirts all year to support Miss Pat.|
Karen Morris is another of the remarkable people that call Chets Creek home. She is a second grade, second career teacher who co-teaches with... her sister! Together they are two of the most gracious women that I know. They are always thoughtful and the first to volunteer if there is someone in need. I have watched them with awe and learn from their example every day. What I love about Karen is that she saw a need in our school and a way to meet the need and then did something about it. As a teacher you can't help but notice when a child outgrows his clothes, when the pants are a little too high and the long sleeves barely cover the elbows, when clothes begin to fade and have rips and tears that go unmended. You know when you have to glue the soles together of a child's tennis shoes that these are often signs that a family is stressed. Maybe the crisis is temporary or maybe it is chronic, but nonetheless, the child is in need. He can't really learn while he is carrying such a heavy burden. As those things happen, teachers at our school, on a very regular basis go out and buy clothes for needy children or go through their own child's closet to find clothes that no longer fit or sometimes put the word out to other colleagues with kids about the same size.
|2015 Clothes Drive at Chets Creek|
I am sure in every school there are people like these who walk the talk, people who live their lives in such a way that you are somewhat in awe. Don't get me wrong, they are not perfect people who have perfect lives, and they would be the first to tell you that, but they are people who choose to live their lives with integrity and in service to others. Can we ask for better role models for our children?