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Fairview Middle School principal delivers care packages to celebrate teacher's week

Posted at 8:14 PM, Apr 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-23 20:14:58-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — A Leon County School principal is making home deliveries to his teachers, bringing them blessings of good health in a bag.

Rusty Edwards is making sure teachers feel some love during this distance learning change.

Edwards is in his first year as principal of Fairview Middle School. Its not the year he had envisioned, but he's trying to make the best of it.

One way is by putting a smile on the faces of his faculty.

"We already had some of the items that we were going to bless the teachers with for teacher appreciation week," said Edwards.

But the spread of COVID-19 put the classroom on the computer, with students and teachers staying home.

It didn't stop the principal from honoring his staff.

"We figured, 'How am I going to be able to get that to them?'" Edwards said. "Well, I can drive to everybody's house in a day."

Adding some essentials like toilet paper and hand sanitizer, Edwards making the deliveries personally meant so much more.

"It's one thing to tell someone by email that you're doing okay, but it's a whole different situation to have them come to your house and see you face to face and say, 'Hey, I'm thinking about you and wanted to check up on you,'" said Sheree Brown, a seventh grade teacher at Fairview.

"I just wanted to be able to serve and show them that they are appreciated," Edwards said.

The principal says while it's a blessing for his teachers to have interaction, it was also a blessing to see his teachers.

Edwards delivered all 50 bags to every single teacher from the school.