To our friends who are retiring from education...
As your career in education comes to a close, we who remain salute you.
We understand your masterpieces, the students whom you have taught, may not be found on display as those of van Gogh, Picasso, or Monet, nor may society value them the same...van Gogh's Portrait of Dr. Gachet is currently valued somewhere north of $130 million.
But know this...your masterpieces are out in the world creating their own masterpieces. Your impact on their lives lingers. Your legacy is living, active, and dynamic. Savor these thoughts, enjoy the journey ahead, and thank you for the time invested in the lives of your students. Strong work!