This past Tuesday, Siouxland Christian was blessed to be visited by KCAU Channel 9's Jessica Ray. The reason for her visit was two-fold. Mrs. Ray arrived on campus to first interview Sophomores Cortney Nelson, Charity Alexander, Aubrey Schlines, and Emily Yanney for a poem they submitted in the "My Favorite Teacher" contest. All four girls were able to share their thoughts with regard to developing their poem, and the person the poem was about, English teacher, Ms. Natalie Breeden.
The heart-felt poem resulted in Ms. Breeden being awarded with the KCAU "My Favorite Teacher Award". The news crew (along with Cortney, Charity, Aubrey, and Emily) surprised Ms. Breeden during class with a beautiful plaque commemorating the award, and a gift card for "The Education Station" on Sunnybrook Drive. Footage will be shown on the morning news Thursday, May 7 in the 6:30-7:00AM time-slot.
We are very proud of our girls for the creativity they showed in expressing gratitude for a wonderful teacher. While Ms. Breeden's tenure with Siouxland Christian has been brief, she has indeed been an excellent English teacher. We will surely miss her as she takes her next step in life, returning to her previous school which has re-opened and re-invented itself. They are surely blessed to be getting Ms. Breeden, as we've been blessed to have her for a season this year.
Way to go Cortney, Charity, Aubrey, and Emily. We're proud of you. And thank you, Ms. Breeden for impacting our students and families. God bless you and help you impact students on your journey the way He helped you impact students at Siouxland Christian. We look forward to sharing this moment with you during the newscast on the morning of May 7.
The English Teacher
She came into our lives when we least expected
With her quiet nature and firm hand.
While we all were not anticipating
The coming year ahead.
The same new face was expected
But we got so much more.
Despite our careless outlook
She proved our assumptions all wrong.
She showed us hidden deeper meanings
That we never cared to see before,
And instilled in us this important principle:
Don’t simply take things as they are.
She changed the way we thought
About words, and school, and life.
Through laughing, clapping, singing and snapping,
She worked her way into our hearts.
Sadly now our time with her is ending.
We must test our knowledge on our own.
How we wish to turn back the time
And grasp the wisdom we missed.
We know deep down she was meant
For greater things than we’ll know.
She’ll go on and touch more lives
In the same way she has our own.
Though we will miss her terribly,
She will not change just us.
With her quiet nature and