Retirement Celebration:

Mr. Anderson

Retirement Reception for Dave Anderson

aka “Mr. A”

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Amelia Elementary Gymnasium

4:00-6:00 p.m.

Please join us to celebrate an educator who has been an inspiration and has touched so many lives in his career!

Parents and Students:  I am looking for stories about how Mr. A has impacted your life.  Feel free to reply to this post.  Thank you for your help in celebrating an amazing educator.


10 Responses

  1. Mr. A. was such a help with my son last year. Mrs. Walker made sure that he was put in Mr. A.’s class because of his experience with kids with prior issues at school. She was so right!! He was very patient with Ben and worked with him. Ben was motivated everyday by the student awards that Mr. A. would make and give out. Each one that he earned will be treasured for a very long time, they each have a very special place in his room. I saw such a turn around in him and am so thankful for wonderful educators like Mr. A. You will be missed and loved forever, Mr. A. Thank you for being the person you are and loving and caring for all of the kids that have entered your classroom.

  2. Dear Mr Anderson you have been the best teacher ever. When I first saw you, you were cool,great, and very funny.I will miss u so much. Thank you so much for making me all my gifts. I bet you took alot of time on all of those.GOOD LUCK.

  3. Mr. A,
    Since I can’t make it to your party because of baseball, I wanted to tell you how much I appreciate you teaching me. You are one of my favorite teachers! Thank you for all the gifts escpecilly,the one on my birthday.

  4. Words cannot begin to describe the impact Mr. Anderson has made on not just my life, but hundreds of students. He went above and beyond the call of duty, and he whole heartedly genuinely cared about every single one of his students. I am now 22 years old, and I still have a trophy he made for me that says something along the lines of “your a leader” and that is something I try to live by everyday. He saw something in myself 13 years ago that I never knew existed and believed in me when no one else did. Now, as I walk the halls as a student of The Ohio State University, I can honestly say that Mr. Anderson is one of the reasons that I am where I am today and I cannot express my thanks and gratitude. He has been such a great role model and inspirational teacher. I am very blessed to have had him in my life! Thank You Mr.A!!!

    (You should check out the facebook group I started to Honor Mr. A, I created it a few weeks ago and we already have over 80 members!)

  5. I’m a sophomore in college and I still remember 4th grade math with Mr. A, still have the awards he made; you’re a very special type of teacher and person. You touched my life and the lives of many other students, and for that I thank you.

  6. I am now a graduate student at Bowling Green State University, on a PhD track and I can confidently say that I would not be where I am today without Mr. A’s influence. Throughout my educational career, I can isolate maybe four leaders who have genuinely influenced my life. Mr. A is one of them. It goes to show how unique and valuable educators like Mr. A are in this world and how we should not take them for granted. What I remember of being in his class, Mr. A ensured that no child was left behind and was intent on making each student feel special and valuable. I remember nothing but encouragement in his class and I cannot for the life of me think of a moment where he was harsh, rude, or discouraging, which says so much.

    Mr. A is such a wonderful man. Though it is sad to hear of his retirement, life goes on and I pray that other teachers at Amelia Elementary have been inspired as much as I have been. As a future educator myself, I have every intention of employing Mr. A’s compassion and good-heartedness in my own classrooms.

    God bless you, Mr. A. I wish you a fantastic and relaxing retirement. I would love to run into one day and express my thanks in person.

  7. I cannot even put into words how amazing of a teacher and man Mr. A is. He has been such an inspiration to me throughout my entire life and when someone asks me why I’m a teacher he is always the first name I bring up. If I can even become half of what he is as a teacher I will consider myself successful. It was an honor to have him as a teacher. I just completed my student teaching at Amelia Elementary and every time I saw him he always asked if I had made one of my students day that day. That is something he has done every single day of his teaching career, I’m certain. He is one of those teachers that realizes content is not the most important aspect of being a teacher, but you can teach your students so much more by touching their lives and making them feel important. He is a man that has touched so many people in his life and I know he will continue to do so after his retirement.
    Thank you Mr. A for helping me to find my passion in teaching, I look up to you so much and it has been such an honor for me to be one of the many lives you have changed.

  8. Mr A will be deaply missed in the teaching of our children. Everyone in my family has been touched by his teaching. He is a mentor to all and now the classrooms will be empty, lacking the integrity, honesty and for most the coach that will not be able to be replaced. He has coached many of us to believe in ourselves and become what we want to be. Even when others said we couldnt do things, he taught us to shoot for the stars. Many of us will never forget the personal touch he brought to each day of class. I am the class of 1986 and i am absolutely proud to mention his name with praise. Love ya, Mr A

  9. Thank you!! Mr A. you were a turning point in my life, after having a rough 3rd grade year. When I came to Amelia (new school new teacher) Mrs. Dardy knew what teacher I needed to help me achieve. I have all my awards still hanging in my room.

  10. Thank you Mr A for being apart of 2 of my son’s lives. As Benjamin mentioned. You are an amazing teacher. I told you before and Iwill say it again. God puts people in your life for a reason and I know why he chose you to be in our famlies. Thank YOU and may God Bless you always. Mrs Gallivan

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