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18 September 2013 @ 10:31 pm
One of Those Cool Real Life Things!  
As I'm sure I've mentioned (on more than one occasion?) that I work in the tutoring center at the college where I attend school. Today, one of the students requested help on his English homework. He showed me his assignment, and his instructor was my favorite English teacher from when I was in high school!! Not only was she my favorite English teacher, she was one of my favorite teachers ever of any subject! I couldn't believe it when I saw that she works part time at the college where I go.

I sent her an email, telling her I knew the chances were slim that she'd remember me but I found out she worked there and had to let her know how meaningful her class was to me. She emailed me back, assuring me she did remember me and would email me from her personal account so she'd be sure and see my response more quickly.

I mean, is that not the coolest? I was so excited when I saw her name as the instructor on the student's worksheet, I nearly squealed out loud. (She has a fairly unusual last name and her first name was also listed. There was no doubt that this English instructor and my high school teacher were one in the same.)

Cool. Cool cool cool!
Lizet Elainesimplyn2deep on September 19th, 2013 03:01 am (UTC)
oh that's cool! My middle school social studies teacher remembered me. That was the highlight of my day when she said so on facebook.
Are 6 dogs too many?: beartkeylasunset on September 19th, 2013 06:16 pm (UTC)
Isn't it awesome when someone you respect remembers you? Makes you all warm and gooey inside - at least it does me!

Lizet Elainesimplyn2deep on September 19th, 2013 06:23 pm (UTC)
oh it was great. One of my favorite teachers. She's one of the few teachers that I hope is still around teaching for when I have kids, so that she can be their teacher...but I know that's highly impossible.
Umai Hoshi: Grinfairyniamh on September 19th, 2013 03:21 am (UTC)
That is awesome. It's always nice to reconnect with teachers who have influenced you (in a good way.)

It almost makes me jealous. *wrinkles nose* Sometimes life is just awesome. :) Go you.
Are 6 dogs too many?: beach chairtkeylasunset on September 19th, 2013 06:17 pm (UTC)
Thank you BB!! It was such a great surprise.

I had wondered if she was still around. But when you're in high school, everyone seems so old - I guess I was sure she was dead. I doubt she was much over 30 when I had her!

Warm fuzzies all around!
Diego: glee!diek09 on September 19th, 2013 03:22 am (UTC)
Well, that's what I'd call a big surprise really, I mean, it's been such a long time and she's still working there. What a lovely way to reconnect with her and glad you were able to let her know how you felt about her classes!
Are 6 dogs too many?: Cap Americatkeylasunset on September 19th, 2013 06:18 pm (UTC)
I know! It was so exciting to find out she's in my "world"!! It was awesomely awesome!

And I had to tell her how much I appreciated her class. It was one of those things that changed my life in the best way possible.
bluedelft on September 19th, 2013 03:38 am (UTC)
That really is so cool!!!!
traw101traw101 on September 19th, 2013 03:40 am (UTC)
How awesome!!!
Are 6 dogs too many?: iron mantkeylasunset on September 19th, 2013 06:19 pm (UTC)
I thought so too!!! I'd have done a happy dance but I didn't need the ridicule!

--♫ Anna--: Danny BWrocsfan on September 19th, 2013 05:05 am (UTC)
Wow, that is so great!!!! I hope you get to stay in touch with her now. Amazing!
Are 6 dogs too many?: Max squeetkeylasunset on September 19th, 2013 06:27 pm (UTC)
It would be fabulous if I could correspond with her regularly!! It would make me oh-so-happy!!!
J.the_physicist on September 19th, 2013 08:49 am (UTC)
Yay! That is very cool! I know it won't happen to me, but I can imagine if I saw my highschool art teacher was somehow in the area... XD
Are 6 dogs too many?: plushtkeylasunset on September 19th, 2013 06:27 pm (UTC)
Wouldn't be great to be able to tell that teacher who much you appreciate their class?

kaige68: homekaige68 on September 19th, 2013 10:23 am (UTC)
That is wonderful!
Are 6 dogs too many?: quacktkeylasunset on September 19th, 2013 06:28 pm (UTC)
I know right???? So excited to find out she's around!
kaige68: quackkaige68 on September 20th, 2013 07:04 pm (UTC)
There are a few teachers I would enjoy running into again.
Kathy: Alex/Scott bnwkitmerlot1213 on September 19th, 2013 11:11 am (UTC)
That is rather cool! I would love to see how my favorite teachers are doing :)
Are 6 dogs too many?: tkeyladrinktkeylasunset on September 19th, 2013 06:29 pm (UTC)
It was an awesome surprise, that's for sure! Teachers don't get enough credit so it was nice to be able to tell her 'thank you'.