Tuesday, June 18, 2013

graduation and beyond

DWS Class of 2013


The Davis Waldorf School Class of 2013 graduated this year, June 8. I had the honor and privilege of being their class teacher for three years. I have grown to love them and cherish their soulful ways. While I am no longer their teacher, I hope to always be present somewhere in their hearts. I hope that I had made an impact on who they are becoming. It is my wish that beyond the sunset, they will love and be loved.




2 comments:

cristina pineda said...

Congratulations on graduating your class of three years. Will you be starting off a first grade next? I have learned a lot about what the Waldorf method is through your blog and am curious what will come next for you. Best-Cristina

Rick Tan III said...

Hi Cristina,
Thank you for having followed my blog. It was a wonderful three years with the Class of 2013. In answer to your question, I am returning in the fall of 2013 to pick up our eighth grade students Class of 2014! True, the Waldorf method places a high premium on the teacher moving up the grades with his or her students, but life circumstances don't always synchronize with the ideal. (In my case, I picked up the Class of 2013 after they had three teachers before me - and it was so special in their growth and mine to stay with them for three years.) I keep a positive attitude with taking on the Class of 2014 for one year, and graduating them - we know each other well on campus, and it just means we have a lot of work to do to connect, to learn, and to have a blast! Mahalo, Rick