Teacher Appreciation 2020

Mrs. Connor sent out this email

Next week is Teacher & Staff Appreciation!  I would love it if you each could send me a note of thanks/appreciation to share about a teacher or teachers you have at Stafford!  My hope is to organize them and share them throughout next week.  And remember, this is a surprise!

Here are the answers:

Mr. Bosnich is a great instructor who has helped me a lot and goes out of his way to make sure we as students get what we need.
Thank you Mr.Bosnich for a great 2 years.

It is certainly a struggle to learn all the techniques of cosmetology from home when your teacher can’t be hands on, but Hutch has been working hard to keep us on track. She encourages us to send her pictures of our work or questions at all hours of the day because she knows that we have many things to worry about, such as taking care of kids, family members, and ourselves, so working at a time that is convenient for us may not necessarily be during normal school hours. She puts a smile on my face every morning in our video chats! Thank you for all you are doing to keep us moving forward Hutch! Love you!! 💕 ~ Annie

I appreciate the whole team at Stafford. Everyone has made me feel welcome and everyone’s so happy and goofy. Thank you for making this year the best!! Aquira

 Thank you, Miss Wilcox, so much for being a patient teacher who cares about all her students and helps us all and makes sure no one gets forgotten thanks!  -( for Miss Wilcox) Ariella

This is for Ms. Swahn; Thank you so much for being such an amazing teacher and I honestly am proud of you for being able to just jump into the school year without any issues even though it was well over halfway through the year. Thank you for being awesome! Briana

Gary said, “I really like the cards that Miss Jane and Mrs. Ames sent me.”  He misses that he doesn’t get to give them hugs anymore.  He also is decorating a t-shirt and he wants them to know.

Thank you Ms.Kelly for being our New teacher this year and for caring about the program and students and you have a lot of good and important info and experiences. Jessica

I want to share my appreciation for Kumka because even though we are all going through hard times, she still pushes through and shows her love and care! We love her and her positive attitude! #kumkaforprez #hozzyforviceprez Thank you so much for everything you do for us. I can’t wait to see you again soon! Mikaela

I appreciate how helpful Mrs.Densmore is Briona

For Mr. Babb and Ms. Lee, Thank you both for making the last two years an experience I won’t forget. I didn’t know too much about engineering before I joined the program, and I feel that I have made big improvements to my knowledge. I wouldn’t have been able to do any of this without your help. Thank you for being my teachers! Michae T

This is from my son Anri: “Ms. Jane and Mrs. Ames, I love you for teaching me good things.  Now I can teach Zavier, my little brother.  Thank you and I miss you”

Mr. Cillo always makes sure that everyone in the class knows what’s going on and he doesn’t mind stopping and helping everyone catch up before continuing which means a lot cause some teachers don’t do that. He is a really good teacher and I hope I get to see him again next year 🙂  Elliot

I appreciate that Mrs. Densmore always pushes me to do more than I think that I can do. She helps me achieve a lot.  Zoey

My note is for Ms. Dunigan! She has always been a person that I can count on her to put a smile on my face. Whenever I needed someone to talk to or help with something I knew I could always go to her! She has been great with staying in touch during social distancing 🙂 Kassidy

I would love to share something about my buddy Chris Tooley. I grew up going to school with his daughter until she moved. He worked at Johnson Energy for years and I saw him there all the time. He’d give me candy every time I went inside to visit! He has always been the kindest and sweetest guy you would ever meet. At school, I could go visit and chat whenever I needed and he was always willing if he wasn’t busy! Great friend, and an amazing teacher! Thank you for everything Tooley! Mikaela

I would like to appreciate Mr. Babb, he is one of the best teachers I’ve ever had.  He really cares to see your success and wants the best for his students.  He always makes sure that he has time to help. He is a wonderful teacher! Alexander

Tooley is a fun, cool, and exciting guy. He always has something planned. He likes to keep busy and is a really cool teacher. Nick P

I’m emailing you to give my teacher appreciation note for Ms. K. Ms. Kysar is the hardest working teacher (especially during the pandemic) and will guide you along the way to success! Mattingly 

I have an overwhelming amount of appreciation for Ms. Levasseur. She is the most loving, caring, and admirable teacher I’ve ever had. She would do anything for the girls in my program. Ms. Levasseur is an excellent example of who I want to be in my professional career later on in life. I am incredibly thankful I have the opportunity to be taught by her every day at Stafford. 

-Baylee Austin

Hello! I’ve got a few teachers that I feel really need appreciation.

Mr Raishart-Always able to teach while keeping it fun and lively! Makes new things interesting to learn, and apply his real-life experiences (he has many).

Mr Lovell-Very knowing in so many elements, it makes it well worth asking him a question! He is so willing to work one on one and make sure you have a great grasp on what you’re doing!

Mrs Patterson-Always happy and excited to teach and help you learn! Makes English class more than just reading books, and is always open to listen/encourage/help. Harley

Our instructors have been amazing! This year with all the uncertainty and changes; it has been extra trying for them. Yet they are still making sure we are getting our education! Ms. Hutchins hasn’t missed a beat with all this, she’ll facetime us all individually to make sure we are understanding and helping us do our best! She’s an amazing teacher! We are so lucky to have her dying this stressful time, honestly, I couldn’t handle this without her positive energy to keep me going!  We love you Hutch!! Katrina

Their knowledge about culinary. Benton

I’m a first-year adult student in the Cosmetology program and I was honestly scared to go back to school. My first go-around wasn’t what I had hoped for, I loved learning and somehow I had lost that love. Mrs. Hutchins helped me get that love back. She made me believe in myself again. She encouraged questions and always answered without discouraging me from asking more. She truly made the classroom feel like a safe space. Mrs. Hutchins is without a doubt the best teacher I’ve ever had.

I promise I’ll come upstairs for visits next year! Thank you for everything Hutch!


Thank you Mrs. Gides for helping me with my personal finance and being there for us students. Of course thank you to Mrs. Connor for running Stafford efficiently and doing what you can to make this feel more normal by sending daily and weekly emails! Michael T

To Ms. Kysar It’s been an interesting two years that I’ve known you, and you have helped me change a lot of my life. from school work to keeping me on track to graduate. Through thick and thin you stay positive. I don’t think I’ve ever seen you not smile. Which has always kept a smile on my face. 

Thank you for everything and I know as  I move on in my life I will always remember my time in Stafford.



Sophia said “Happy Teacher Day! Thank you for being my teacher!” TO Mrs. Ames and Miss Jane

I have a thank you note for Ms. Berman, Thank you for being my teacher for three years and continuing to help me learn and taking time out of class to help me!

I loved every minute I had at Stafford even though it got cut short. I loved being a Student Ambassador as well and I would not have been able to have that opportunity without the amazing teachers and staff! Ms. Dunigan is always going to have a special place in my heart. She took me right in and showed me what it meant to be a Stafford student. She is an all-around great person and I am going to miss her! Mrs. Wilcox is a phenomenal Health Careers teacher and I can’t imagine anyone else teaching in that program and doing such a great job! We had good times and times where we had to buckle down and get work down but in the end, it is always worth it! I am so happy I got to be a student of hers and I just wanna say thank you for putting up with me and our very outgoing class! I know they love you just as much as I do and I can’t wait to come back and visit you next year! Mrs. Connors thank you for everything that you do at Stafford and thank you for letting me have one of the best years of school that I have ever had! And we can’t forget about Mrs. Hutchins and Ms. Young! They are both amazing and I love them tons! Also, Aunt Judy is doing an amazing job in the front office! I love her tons!

Thank you teachers and staff and thank you Stafford for everything you have taught me! 

Pamela Putnam 


Mrs. Densmore, She is one of the best teachers I have ever had and she is always willing to help and with a smile and has a very kind heart. She is very understanding and a great teacher and makes class fun. Thank you for all you do.

-Faith Carlson


This is my appreciation note for Mrs. Hutchins!! Thank you to the most determined and most thoughtful teacher I’ve ever had the pleasure to work with. You have pushed me to become a better person, not only in my craft but a better me as a working citizen in society. I credit you for all the skills you’ve taught me that I get to carry throughout my whole career. Keep being you and never change. You don’t know how much you’re appreciated and you should never go a day without thinking you are! 🙂

-Sara Romano, Cosmo 2


Mr Babb, I want to thank you for everything you’ve done for not only me but everyone around you, from your stories you tell in class to the life lessons to teach us. I’m eternally grateful for all of the memories over the [last two years, when I first walked into Stafford you greeted me with a friendly face and shaped me into someone who would talk, by pushing me to present in class to finally be able to lead in front of people. Thank you for looking out for my best interests and actually caring about every one of us in Engineering. Lastly, I want to give a big thank you to you for pushing each and every one of us to figure out our job paths and helping us do so. In the end of it all, I just want to let you know how much we all appreciate you, and especially how much I am grateful for the time I got to spend with you over the past two years.  Thomas Dunbar

Something that I appreciate is all the tips Mr. Fowler has given me about construction and about safety.  Matt K


Dear Teachers,  I just want to thank y’all so much for what you have done for all of us at STC and all the help you’re giving each and every one of us. Thank you for making learning fun and enjoyable. Thank you for all the support. I’m missing all of you. Life is not the same without y’all. I can’t wait to see what next year brings.

Much Love, 

Faith Scarborough

Mrs. Kelly is always there for us whenever we need her, whether it be school work or just someone to talk to. I appreciate all the effort and hard work that she puts into our success. ~Josie


I love how Mrs. Berman really loves math even when she knows that most aren’t fond of it. She’s always positive and helpful and she wants everyone to learn! ~Kayla