I wanted to let you and Mr. Derrick know that I was named Pasadena ISD First Year Teacher of the Year. I am beyond excited and was totally surprised when the superintendent walked in my room yesterday.
I want you to tell Mr. Derrick "Thank you" for making such a huge impact on my life. Of all my years of school, he's the toughest teacher I ever had (including college), but I learned the most from him. He taught me work ethic. To this day, even if I've interviewed or people wonder about great teachers in my life, I always tell people that he was the best teacher ever, and I learned so much from him.
He truly is a quality teacher, and tell him how much I appreciate him.Leah Laredo
May 6, 2010