Ebesu Family

In Praise of Waverly Teachers

By Nadine and Glen

On March 12, Waverly, along with other Pasadena area inde­pen­dent schools, decided to temporar­ily close the school campus in an effort to protect our chil­dren and commu­nity from the spread of COVID-19.

We don’t know about you, but we are still reeling from the scope and impact of this pandemic that contin­ues to trans­form our daily lives. This is why we wanted to write an open letter in praise of Waverly teachers. 

We have been fans of our teach­ers for many years. We have witnessed the care and love they bring to teach­ing and learn­ing at the elemen­tary, middle, and high schools. So, when Waverly teach­ers were asked to trans­form their care­fully worked, thought­ful lesson plans in a single weekend to fit an exper­i­men­tal remote learn­ing plat­form under incred­i­bly stress­ful circum­stances, Glen and I were both worried and had faith in Waver­ly’s skill and commit­ment to making it work. Still, Waverly teach­ers blew us away. Their creativ­ity, compas­sion, and profes­sion­al­ism during this crisis is stun­ning — a testa­ment to teachers everywhere.

Waverly teach­ers are simply phenom­e­nal. Thank you for teach­ing our chil­dren how to perse­vere in these unex­pected times. I hope this spring break offers you an oppor­tu­nity to recover and recu­per­ate with your family and loved ones. Be well. Stay safe. GO RAVENS!

Nadine and Glen
Parents to Isaac 21