Friday, August 17, 2007

Congratulations To The Best Teacher In Arizona!

I know this has nothing to do with real estae, but it does have something to do with me.  So I thought I might throw it out there for all of you to read.


I would like to say "Congratulations!!!" to my wife, Tiwi (a.k.a. Mrs. Nicks) who is completing her first week as the 4th Grade teacher at North Ranch Elementary School.  For the better part of this last year she's perservered through a condensed Master's of Elementary Education program at ASU West.  This is something that she's had set as a goal for herself for quite some time now and she's finally acheived it.  We had some set-backs along the way, the biggest of which was being classified as a non-resident after we moved back from Idaho a few years back.  That would have cost us about an extra $20,000 in non-resident tuition.  Instead we decided that she wait for a year before starting the program to re-establish our residency in Arizona.  And then just last week she was admitted to the hospital for an emergency surgery to remove her gall bladder.  We weren't sure if she was going to be able to make it to her first couple days of school, but she recovered quickly and with shear determination made it through her first few days, as painful as they were.


So Congratulations Mrs. Nicks, I am very proud of you!!


-Steve