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Unsung heroes

Dear Editor:

The other day I was at a meeting at Aspen Middle School. Sitting around a table there were eight teachers and the principal of AMS. I started to cry a little. Sitting at this table was a group of adults who were working hard to help give my daughter the best education she could have. Learning disabilities can be difficult for a child to handle emotionally and even physically. It is exhausting.

Thank you, Jen Caulfield, Kate Bishop, Lynette Conner and Sarah Peshek! You ladies keep her positive, and every day she is improving, thanks in no small part to your hard and loving work.

This all got me thinking of all the people in this beautiful valley of ours who give so much of themselves to help others. If I listed them all here, I would have to use my 500 allotted words on just names. Then my husband would have to write in and continue.

Thank you to all the wonderful teachers in the Aspen School District. They have the most important and unappreciated job in the world, and we are lucky to have them here.

We have so many young adults in this valley who coach our kids in so many sports, often just for the love of the game. To all the coaches my kids have had over the years, who give so much of themselves to enrich the lives of all of our children, thank you!

Thank you, Kelli Schenck, fifth-grade teacher, coach, mother and person extraordinaire!

Any parent who has a kid on Team Schenck, you know what I mean!

Thank you to all my friends who have become family.

Thank you to my wonderful husband for putting up with me.

Thank you to my kids for putting a smile on my face every day.

Emily Lanese


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