Written by: Brady Hall
Editor’s Note: Brady Hall is entering the 7th grade at Washington Junior High. He has started a Facebook Page ‘Save the Washington Local Teachers. He was invited to write an op-ed piece for iHeartGlassCity.
Lesley Snyder was my sixth grade teacher. That was until late in my sixth grade year when she was forced to resign because of a mistake she made. She was one of the best teachers I have ever had — she was very inspiring, loving and caring. Her smile was uplifting and 1:00 – 3:00 was the best 2 hours of the day when we could learn and have fun at the same time. She made learning easier and more fun with games and music. We were always doing projects for Social studies that were big and fun. She loved to sing and dance around the classroom.
Mrs. Snyder was so easy to talk to about anything because she could cheer you up if you were sad and celebrate if you were happy. Mrs.Snyder would listen to stories for forever and by the time I was telling her my stories, she was probably annoyed but still listened and you could tell she cared.
It wasn’t just her students she cared about but the other teachers. Whenever you saw a teacher with her, she either said or did something funny.
She could handle anything that was thrown at her and that’s how I know she will come out on top, when this situation is said and done.
I have yet to speak to her since she left and have made many attempts to contact her. I miss her and her students miss her and all we want is for the board to overlook the decision to fire them.
I miss her and won’t stop until I get these teachers their jobs back.