Thank you, Mr Torbett

Your kindness seemed limitless and authentic. You spoke with enthusiasm, and were able to wrangle the attention of distracted and apathetic preteens.

Larry Torbett

People that have the ability to communicate technical topics into palatable terms are quite valuable, especially in the private sector.

You could have been somewhere much more interesting; with much better pay, and a fraction of the stress. Instead, you selflessly gave yourself to teaching 8th-grade science in our rural Blountville, TN.

You took a subject my thirteen-year-old mind viewed as droll and empty, and revealed an exuberance I was not capable of seeing.

To the people like you, that commit their time and attention to giving kids in underprivileged areas a fighting chance of having a good life; thank you.

I will do my best to continue to use what resources I have to support people like you.

Thank you, Mr. Torbett.

Written on March 1, 2017