Hopefully this isn't a surprise, but I will be leaving Japan and moving back to America on July 30th. Although I am excited for this move, I am also very sad to leave Oda and Ohda High School. I've had the pleasure to live and teach here for three amazing years, and I am not really ready to leave. I really wish I could stay longer with all of you.
When I first came here, I was very nervous. I didn't know what to do, but the teachers were really kind and patient. I learned how to be a teacher, and I learned what it felt like to be a part of a wonderful community. One of the best things about being here is interacting with all of you every day. You make me smile and make each day incredible. I look forward to walking through the doors and seeing all of you. Talking to everyone makes my heart happy. I will cherish these memories forever and I know they will help me when I think of the people I have left behind here in Oda.
You are the best thing that has happened to me and I am eternally grateful. I have made so many friends here, and I love all of you so much. I hope that you'll never forget me, because I know I will never forget any of you.
Thank you so much.