DUNBAR, WV (KFVS)- A West Virginia kindergarten teacher got an unexpected letter from a student she had in class during her very first year as an educator.
"I was kind of surprised, it brought tears to my eyes. I looked forward to sharing it with family members," recalls Leslie Papelier.
Papelier received a thank you letter from a student who is now preparing to graduate from high school. At the time she taught the student, she was working at an elementary school in Atlanta.
"He just wanted to thank me for the foundation I established of learning with him in my kindergarten class," said Papelier.
At the time, the boy was new to the United States.
"Moving from South Korea wasn't an easy transition, yet you welcomed me to your class and established my foundation for learning," reads the letter.
Last week was Teacher Appreciation Week, so she received several thank you notes, but this letter reminds her of what the job is all about.