Teacher inspires kindness on campus

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Karen Shilyan, business manager

English teacher Krisha Deaver takes on a leadership role on campus by reinstating “Kindness Week.” This is the second year that Deaver has implemented the grass roots movement. While it began as a positive thing her English classes could do for their peers, it has become much more.

Deaver collects supplies for the kindness week campaign. Photo by: Karen Shilyan
Deaver collects supplies for the kindness week campaign. Photo by: Karen Shilyan

Deaver’s goals for Kindness Week are set in the idea of, “paying it forward.”

“[I hope to] plant a seed that hopefully will surprise the whole school with how it sprouts,” Deaver said. “Not to be cheesy, but I really suspect that if we move from observing Kindness Week to looking forward and preserving kindness week, amazing things will happen.”

Deaver began the movement to inspire students to be kind toward their peers, whether it be smiling at someone they don’t know or holding a door open. Deaver has instructed her students to brainstorm brand new, inventive ways to be kind. This year, students have decided to write cards, post flyers around campus, and pass candy around to other students.

From Dec. 3 to Dec. 5, all students can join Deaver in making kindness cards in her classroom at lunch.

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