Thank you for all of your prayers and support! I have updates about my school and community to share with you all. My school is fine and the community around it is as well. There was no power in the area until yesterday. Other nearby communities in our district have been almost completely destroyed as I am sure you have seen on the news. I road through the area and it is unrecognizable. There are no words to describe it. Our PE coach lives in a badly hit area and has lost her home and two of her vehicles. Two employees from our school district were killed in the storm.
We are still waiting to hear when we will be able to go return to school. A lot of the roads are impassable, many schools are still without power, and some schools in our district are without safe drinking water.
I am so grateful for the safety of my students and co-workers! Many of the wonderful people I work with have been volunteering and donating supplies. I am so proud of my school and community. It is easy to feel helpless in times like these but we are working together and supporting each other like we always do. I want to encourage you all to donate to the Red Cross and help support the victims of this terrible storm. If you are interested in having your students write letters or donate to students in Alabama please let me know. Keep us in your thoughts!