I think that I can speak for everyone by saying that Mrs. Martin has had an impact on a lot of people in my school, in a good way.
I’ve had the opportunity of having great teachers in my years of schooling but none of them had been so inspirational to me as you were.
You spends endless hours at the gym, coaching a variety of sports on your own time and never once complained about having to be there (even when I did). High School years were the best years of my life, and I can honestly say that if it wasn’t for sports, none of it would’ve happened so smoothly and enjoyably if it wasn’t for you giving up your time to be a part of it.
There are many other things as well that become a lot easier because you are in charge, such as grad decoration, orders and planning etc. As well as taking the school on ski trips that aren’t necessary… but you do it because you enjoy it, and that makes the students enjoy it even more.
To me you have been more than a physical educator because I consider you one of my best friends. Someone to talk to, ask what your opinion is, cook me supper (sir), and sometimes even get into arguments with, even now that I’m in university.
I can easily say that all these positive experiences have inspired me to be who I am now. I have one more year left to my Physical Education degree, and I can only hope to be half of the person you are. Thanks, Mrs!