Reading and Writing Our Way Forward
Dear Ms. Karen Cardosa,
I couldn't let Teacher Appreciation Week pass without reaching out to you. I want you to know that meeting you has been one of the most pleasant experiences of my life. I consider you a mentor, but most of all, a ray of sunshine whose light and warm-heartedness will forever impact my character. Through your teaching and mentoring, I gained the privilege of meeting one of the most vibrant individuals in our city. I soon noticed how your openness and expressiveness began to influence my own personality. You encouraged this once shy and reserved young man to get out of his comfort zone.
Even with your unmatched personality, it was your story that captivated me the most. Not just your ability to withstand adversity but also your ability to make those experiences stepping stones for a brighter future. To say that you've influenced me would be an understatement.
Now that I look forward to my freshman year at New York University, I feel excited to bring my full personality to campus. I know I owe this newfound confidence and risk-taking abilities to you. Having met your daughter, I can already see that she has this same spark and curiosity that I admire in you. I know that she, too, will inherit the spirit that makes you such a profoundly impactful teacher. Thank you a million times.