Who would you like to thank for being a star polisher?

“Mrs. Ormond,” writes R.A. Long 12th grader Mary Broderius.

How did this person make a difference in your life?

Mary says, “She has become a second and sometimes a first mom for me. The connection she makes with our AVID family has been beyond what any teacher should or would do. Mrs. Ormond has seen everyone in the AVID class cry multiple times and she is always there for any of her kids whenever we need her. There aren’t words that I could use to describe the appreciation and love the AVID class and I have for her.”

As part of our district’s focus on student connectedness, we shared part of a poem called “The Star Polisher” with our middle school students and invited them to consider how Longview Public Schools staff have made a difference to them. Read about more of our stars and star polishers here.