Hi Miss Barile!
I'm a former student of yours from a long time ago. I graduated in the class of '99 from RHS. I stumbled upon your page from a link posted on Facebook by a student who was in the same English class as me when I had it. I just wanted to tell you Thanks! You were definitely a great teacher. I wanted to email you and tell you about a significant experience I had with you that still impacts me this day, but since I couldn't find an email address, I will just post it on this. I had just turned in an assignment that was really late, and in the hallway, you told me something along the lines of, no matter what anyone says or don't let anyone tell you otherwise, "you are a good kid!". For some reason, that has stuck with me. Part of it was what you said, but the bigger part was the way you said it, and your sincerity. I believed you, and it felt very good. Again, thank you for that moment. Since then, I've tried to look for the good in people, and show them the same unconditional love you had for me, and for many other students. I received my Masters Degree in Social Work and currently work at an agency called Children's Supportive Services where I am a psychotherapist. I love my job, and I love working with these kids.
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