A recent Facebook page asked: "Who was your favorite teacher?" As one can imagine, this question generated numerous responses. Current students - as well as those who have graduated and moved forward with their lives - eagerly replied. Yet, how many of our "favorite teachers" actually read those responses - those kind words of admiration, praise and appreciation?
Time waits for no one!
Many of our "favorite teachers" have retired and left. Sadly, some are no longer with us, and have since moved on to that great celestial classroom in the sky. Looking back, we have been taught by some of the best - the greatest - teachers within the public and parochial school systems, regrettably, when we were students, instead of giving our teachers thanks, we gave them "agita."
It would have been a wonderful gesture on our part had we - back then - thanked our "favorite teachers" for a job well done. If you have a "favorite teacher," a teacher that has inspired and motivated you to be the very best that you can be, and then don't wait for a question on Facebook to acknowledge them. Do so immediately! Because like us you may lose the opportunity to do so. And, as we have learned all too well, that will haunt you, and, ultimately, it will hurt.
Very respectfully yours,
Albert J. Cupo & John Di Genio