Charlotte Upham Patterson Elementary School
Two of our children have been lucky enough to have Mr. Glander as a teacher. He constantly goes out of his way to make students feel welcome and important. He also encourages students to perform to the best of their abilities and picks them up and motivates them when they stumble. His patience is undeniably one of his greatest qualities. Any outsider can tell that Mr. Glander truly loves his job and cares about the children he teaches. He is aware of the impact he has on the children. He constantly thanks the parents for trusting him with their children. On a daily basis, he takes on the daunting task of getting twenty to thirty 9-year-olds to not only listen to him, but to perform at a high level. Mr. Glander is also very humble. He will never direct attention to himself; instead he focuses everything on the children. Last year, Mr. Glander and his wife were expecting their first child and his wife was put on bed rest for many months prior to the birth of their daughter. However, he never complained about the sleepless nights or the added pressure to provide for his family without his wife working. He didn't call in sick and never mentioned the increased stress of taking care of his dear wife and their home all on his own. Instead, he continued to show up to work, even coming in early to assist with student council or study groups. He stayed after school to help students that needed one-on-one tutoring and he still attended all of the evening school activities. I have never heard him complain. He shows appreciation for each and every person that shows up in his classroom. If Mr. Glander receives this award, I am sure he would find some way to downplay his amazing contributions to education or shift the accolades to the students. We, as a family, are incredibly grateful for this teacher and individual that has instilled confidence in our children and who continues to motivate our children and others to strive for success.
Ryan and sarah Scott