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This morning, at an all-staff event, two WP seniors, Sheyenne Faircloth & Dami Oguntuyo spoke to educators to share their appreciation for all that’s been done. Ms. Oguntuyo wrote an original poem for the staff in CSD & we wanted to share her work with everyone. As we say when given access to opportunity, CSD students will amaze you. They did just that today! #powerofwecsd #wearethankfulcsd #newcastledelaware #colonialnation #wearewp
 
GRATITUDE TO AN EDUCATOR.
A POEM BY OLUWADAMILOLA A. OGUNTUYO
WILLIAM PENN HIGH SCHOOL
 
Thankfulness, Gratitude, Appreciation
So much to say, not enough time in the world to express the amount of gratitude an educator should receive.
Since Thanksgiving is fast approaching,
I look back at the start of the school year.
With people nervous, who could calm the minds of nervous students
and still, have their own anxiety to settle?
One word, eight letters – Educator!
 
What power of patience and understanding is like that of an educator?
You are examples of real models, not role models.
To me, you are as authentic as it gets.
The seed in which every one of you has planted
into your students will help them bloom.
So thank you educator because you truly inspire us, students.
 
For all the students you’ve provided an education and given lessons on motivations,
I say thank you.
For What you teach with each passing minute a day
Will forever help students in their lifetime.
I say thank you.
You are the heart of every classroom,
and the soul of every school.
Creating masterpieces every day
with the words of your mouth, the movement of your body–
such grace and tolerance.
For that, I say thank you.