The students here were recently informed that Mr. Bradley- teacher and Coach- is being let go because there aren't enough student enrollments. Mr. Bradley is probably the most popular teacher at school so after about three hours of wailing the middle school came up with several ideas to make him stay- most of them along the lines of going on strike, playing hooky, hiring a lawyer, etc. But eventually the truth sank in- Mr. Bradley is leaving. So after another three hours of wailing we decided to write a small tribute to thank Mr. Bradley for being Mr. Bradley.
Mr. Bradley is probably the best teacher I have ever had the pleasure of being taught by. His classes are never boring- he is an amazingly fun and entertaining teacher and he always finds some way to involve everyone in the class. He is also a great Coach, and always encourages us to push harder and do better. But even more he is an amazing person. He manages to make time for each and every student, each and every day. He is endlessly patient with our weird teenage moods and understands if we need to talk, or if we need to be alone. He doesn’t just speak the Gospel message, he lives it- if someone needs help or comfort, he gives it. He is a true servant of God.
Mr. Bradley is so much more than a teacher. He is a friend, a mentor, and a role model for every student. We will keep you in our prayers, Mr. Bradley. You will be sorely missed.
“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.”
~ William Arthur Ward
Mr. Bradley is a truly great teacher. He will be missed.
By A. Nonny Ellie