Today we captured a superhero on our security camera.
The kind of superhero that goes by the name of Teacher.
The kind of hero that works hard and with immense dedication.
The kind of superhero that possesses the powers to teach and also touch hearts.
A superhero who inbetween E-learning, and Zoom calls, sneaks over to houses to present little tokens of love for her students. It’s not required. It’s simply one of the many “extras” teachers provide.
Extra support. Extra time. Extra compassion. Extra effort. Extra kindness. Extra love.
These superheroes, these teachers, they are the peace-makers and inspiration-leaders of our children’s minds and lives. They make the impossible seem possible. They use goodness and light to conquer.
A superhero by definition is someone who does heroic deeds in ways a normal person couldn’t. They have power that is exceptional and unique. This is the exact job description of a teacher. They do heroic deeds each and every day in creative, memorable, and influential ways. Ways that most people couldn’t.
They aren’t taught these skills in schools or universities. They are born with them. They are extensions of their heart and soul. Teachers are born superheros and today we caught one on camera. We caught a glimpse into the selfless and unconditional support of a superhero.
She wears no cape. She wears no armor or mask. She is clothed in love, grace, patience, knowledge, passion, and influence.
She’s a teacher and a superhero, though she probably wouldn’t accept the title. To her, it is a calling, not something to be glorified.
But she is, she’s a superhero.
The good ones are.
A superhero teacher’s support isn’t confined to the school walls. Today was proof.
Today we caught a superhero on camera. Her name is teacher.
A thirty-something wife, mother and educator who has Indiana roots and a passionate spirit. Chelsea is a sappy romantic, coffee junkie, book collector, and person who wears her heart on her sleeve. She’s sarcastic, full of jokes, full of tears, and enjoys writing most when life gets messy or complicated. In 2017, Chelsea's mother passed away. Through her grief journey, she decided to take her mother’s advice and share her writing with the world. One day she gained the courage to honor her mother's wishes and write. It turned out to be one of the best decisions she's ever made.