I have many hats that I wear every day.  I work with
    students on all levels of their educational journies.
    Some need more support than others but to sum it
    up in a simple way....I am a "Star Polisher"....
    The Star Polisher
    By: Leah Becks
    I have a great job in the universe of occupations.
    What do I do? I am a star polisher.
    It's a very important job.
    If you want to know how important, just go out at night
    and look up at the stars twinkling and sparkling in the sky.
    You see, I'm a teacher.  The stars are the children in my class.
    My job is to take them in....in whatever shape they come -
    and shine and buff them and send them out
    to take their places as bright little twinkling beacons in the sky.
    They come into my room in all shapes and sizes.
    Sometimes they are bent, tarnished, dirty, crinkly, and thorny.
    Sometimes they are small, sweet, quiet, simple, and shy.
    As I buff, polish, train, and teach my little stars,
    I tell them that the world cannot do without them.
    I tell them they can do anything they can set their minds to do.
    I tell them that nobody can stop them from reaching their dreams.
    I tell them they can be the brightest, shiniest, stars in the sky
    and the world will be a better place because of them.
    Each night as I look at the sky,
    I'm reminded of my very important job
    and the awesome responsibility that has been placed in my hands.
    I go then, each night, and get my soft buffing cloth and
    I get my bottle of polish
    in preperation for tomorrow and my class of little stars.....