kis•met \ˈkiz-ˌmet, -mət\ - noun; often capitalized

1. fate.


:: Teacher Appreciation Week ::

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week {2 May - 6 May}, there are several I'd like to thank.

All of my high school English teachers. Each of you uniquely inspired me to get my degree in English.

Mrs. English, 
You drilled grammar into our heads and marked up our papers with your red pen. Thank you for pushing me to be a better writer. It worked.

Mrs. Team,
You taught us to think about things in such different ways. I appreciate your creativity in the classroom, and your ways of making me appreciate literature I thought I wouldn't like.

Mrs. Campbell,
You are responsible for strengthening my vocabulary with your stems and roots tests. Thank you for singing in the classroom, and helping me understand my first encounter with Macbeth, and introducing me to the wonderful world of Oscar Wilde.

Mrs. McAvoy,
Thank you for introducing me to more advanced literature. I honestly loved every single book we read in that class. I especially thank you for introducing me to the works of Toni Morrison. Changed my life.

Mrs. Thornton "Mac" (McDaniel),
Thank you for making history fun and enjoyable. Don't ever lose your snarky personality. Your class was always so interesting, and I learned so much. Thanks for keeping up with me, too. It means so much to me.

I couldn't continue this post without thanking Mr. Glenn Price

Mr. Price,
I perhaps spent more time with you in high school than I did at home. Thank you for all of your wise life lessons taught through your Mr. Price-isms and your stories. They apply everywhere, and I think of at least one daily. I cannot think of a teacher who has had a bigger impact on my life than you. Thank you for everything. I would not be the person I am today had I not known you. And just so you know, I still listen with my eyes. Always.

And to round off the post, my thanks to Dr. Gloria Cronin

Dr. Cronin,
You introduced me to Postmodern Literature, and for that I will be forever grateful. You cultivated my love for it, and encouraged me to work hard to make myself a better writer, reader, and academic. Thank you for those talks in your office, and being a mentor to me. You were definitely the biggest influence on my college career, and I will be forever changed for the better because of the things you taught me.

Take some time to thank your teachers this week. 
We wouldn't be where we are without them.


  1. What a beautiful post! Hats off to all the wonderful teachers!

  2. There's nothing quite like a great teacher. Kudos to them all. I'm a witness that Mrs. English can drill some English into you.


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