Connections: Linking Talented Educators
Connections: Linking Talented Educators

Manny Zaldivar (CT '16): A Note Worth Framing

May 1, 2017

Manny Zaldivar note from student frame

Some notes can make even the worst day better. Like this one, from a first-grader at Smalley Academy in New Britain, Connecticut, to teacher Manny Zaldivar (CT '16).

"Para: Zaldivar," it reads. "Sin Maestros no hay Educacion / sin educacion no hay esperanza / sin esperanza no hay nada. Gracias por ser mi maestro."

Manny translated it for us: 

To Mr. Zaldivar: Without teachers, there is no education. Without education, there is no hope. Without hope, there is nothing. Thank you for being my teacher.

"I have gotten many notes," says Manny. "But this one from today is very special." We have to agree.


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  • Beautiful and powerful words from a student that knows... Congrats!

    Posted by Jane Fung, 02/05/2017 12:42am (4 years ago)

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