I find myself sitting at home, feeling both relieved and grateful to have finished, yet nostalgic as well. It is hard for me to acknowledge that my time at TTI is over.
I want to thank you for always being so patient and kind and resourceful. When you had the answers, you took the time to talk, and when you did not have the answers, you knew just who to direct us to. I am going to miss the classes, the professors, and my fellow classmates-such an unexpectedly diverse group we were...different in age, culture, and previous educational experiences!
But I am leaving with a wonderful feeling- knowing that all the time and effort I invested throughout this program has largely been recognized and rewarded; and that for all the moments of confusion, frustration over particular details, you or the professors were there to clarify things, enabling me to succeed to the extent I had wished, and maintain competitive grades.
I entered into the program to pursue my interest in education, but I am leaving with a passion I have gained to helping children succeed. I am excited to begin my work in the field, and I look forward to seeing you again at our graduation ceremony.
- Shayna Shaffer