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Category: Education / Topics: Education Tribute, Testimony

Making the Grade

by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Posted: June 1, 2008

A year-end salute to teachers…

You stood before our class of kids
and gave your heart and soul.
You saw potential in each mind
and aimed to fill it full.

You didn't teach your lesson plans.
You taught those at their desks.
You saw each one as on a trail
that leads to great success.

Your name has been misunderstood.
A teacher? Yes it's true.
Teachers aren't just talking heads
Especially ones like you.

You made your subjects come alive.
They jumped right off the page.
You said that knowledge is a friend
no matter what our age.

You truly are remarkable.
You're also underpaid.
For what it's worth (forgive the pun),
you've really made the grade.

your age says LIVE and learn.
You've chosen to be retired
But as you leave think back on those
Whose lives you have inspired.

Greg Asimakoupoulos (pronounced AWESOME-uh-COPE-uh-less) is an ordained minister, published author and a freelance news reporter with the Salem Radio Network.   Greg maintains a weekly column called Rhymes and Reasons on The Partial Observer,  which he graciously provides to SeniorLifestyle.

Greg's writings have now been assembled in book form. Find out more.

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Posted: June 1, 2008

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