Letter: A tribute to the Kirk and Andy
Today is a sad day for the district as a whole / We are losing two legends; these guys have real soul
These boys are old-school, they believe in Ex-Ed / They’re not afraid to get dirty and say what needs to be said
They’re veterans; they’ve taught year after year / because they truly love it, and that’s crystal clear
Now, they call him Mr. P, and it is English he imparts / He taught thousands to write with passion and heart
He is quiet and thoughtful and funny — he cares / About students, community and the peers that he shares
Kirk is his first name, and that is what he goes by / He is witty and zealous, big and not shy
Kirk is paying attention to what is going down / With kids at the school and all over town
They are not perfect; they’re far from it, it’s true / Being slightly flawed and human allows you to be you
Somehow they have figured it out, what’s important and real / It’s relationships and connecting! And it’s a really big deal
They look folks in the eye and are honest and kind / Notice the little things and prioritize far above the grind
They know each student, embrace differences and accept / Every kid is an individual they value and respect
I hope we have all learned what these guys know so well / That teaching is about people and not about what you tell
Good luck in your retirement; may your adventures never end / Go enjoy your sweet wives; I will miss you dearly, my friends
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