Karen–I cannot express in words adequately how amazing your teachers are. I observed such grace and wisdom and kindness these past two days. You have a treasure in Mr Young. His thoughtfulness with regard to this trip and “next year’s upper el class” is amazing. And his sheer support and championing of his students while letting them achieve independently is admirable. Another standout moment was watching Mr. Sidney handle a moment with a student, who’d misplaced her money in the gift shop. His tone with her was so calming and supportive and he communicated so well that he was there to help her get to the bottom of the situation, even if that meant having them close out the register. He is an angel. I am pretty sure.