When I was informed that I had been selected to be the Missouri History Teacher of the Year, the news hit the local paper. PSU posted a quip about it on their alumni page for Facebook, and I received a couple of cards in the mail from people there. The message on the left is from my Master's-level psychology professor. The words on the right are from the Director of Development for the College of Education.
"I just wanted to congratulate you on your honor of being recognized the "MO History Teacher of the Year. That's an amazing accomplishment to be recognized for this distinction!...I appreciate professionals in education who go the extra mile for the students! "Thanks for your commitment and dedication to our profession after 32 years in the field!! All the best! Blessings to you..."
"Congratulations on being named the 2021 Missouri History Teacher of the Year. What an amazing honor! You are being recognized for going above and beyond for your students. "Thank you for all you do to educate future generations. Have a wonderful school year! Wishing you all the best..."