Dear Teachers,

Thank you for being so brave. You did a really hard thing. 

Unlike years before, you walked into this school year not knowing what could possibly happen to your life, wondering how Covid-19 could potentially spread. You had to embrace the unknowns of in-person learning during a pandemic and trust new safety protocols that had never been tested before. 

You had to adapt quickly to new teaching dynamics and systems and become flexible with switching up classrooms between online and in-person learning. 

Beyond time intensive lesson planning and grading, you were keeping your classroom sanitary. Parent volunteers were no longer able to help which left you to manage it all on your own… You carried it all. 

And how in the world do you teach kids how to read when you’re wearing a mask over your face?! I have no idea, but you had to figure out. 

Others of you juggled how to manage online classrooms and the technology learning curves. Even though you experienced extreme Zoom fatigue, you tirelessly found creative ways to keep your online class engaged. 

You showed up. 

Even when it was difficult, you pressed on. 

I know showing up for our children everyday wasn’t easy. We all had fears about Covid, but as teachers, you had to face those fears head on. You had a job to do, and you did it so bravely.

Some of you lost loved ones to Covid-19, and you still showed up to teach.

Others of you were at high risk of catching Covid-19, and you still showed up to teach.  

Because you showed up, our children got a great education, an opportunity to connect with others and the necessary experiences for developmental growth

We are so thankful for you. Thank you for stepping up and showing up in a very trying time. We admire your fortitude to keep the school system running. It could not have been done without you!

On behalf of all the parents, thank you, teachers. 

 

Brittany lives in Austin, TX with her two children as a youngish divorced working mom. In 2019 while going through a divorce, moving to a new state, re-entering the workforce after being a stay-at-home mom for 7 years, and rebuilding her life, she published her first book “Tap In Not Out: How Overwhelmed Moms Can Reclaim Peace, Cultivate A Better Life, And Thrive.” Why did she write this book during so many major life transitions? Because she knew what she desired for her life - to be an author, speaker, and life impactor in this world. And she figured out the steps to make it happen even in the worst of times. In her book, she opens up in a candid, old-close-friend kind of way about her struggles and breakthroughs in motherhood while offering great life hacks and perspectives to help any mom out there. Her heart is to help women tap into powerful mindsets that ignite their most authentic self setting them up for a thriving life. Here is what people are saying about her book: “I read a lot and love reviewing. But THIS book is authentic, real, and encouraging.” (T.A.) “Ah, a breath of fresh air-- it's a serious book that makes you laugh out loud!!! This book was such a refreshing look at our humanity as moms!” (Grossman) “This book is great with funny mom stories, authentic mom self talk and inspiration for living the best mom-life. The author shows moms a way forward into the abyss of motherhood, where we often feel like we are fading into oblivion. She shows us moms how life can be exciting and fulfilling even in the mundane.” (Jessica) Brittany is active in her new community in Austin, TX. Whether she is connecting with others through Austinmoms.com, Bee Women in Bee Cave, or mom groups in the online world, she is constantly reinforcing a mindset to inspire all women to live their best life. In a nutshell, she is just a mom who figured out how to live her dream.

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