Teachers are heroes because of their dedication and persistence to make teaching and learning possible for all children. They also make a difference, they bring hope, encouragement, and the ability to dream beyond the four corners of the classroom, remolding the students and the communities in which they live. Teachers are also the most dedicated, selfless people, prioritizing countless young people’s development over their own needs.

Although not all of the teachers get to see how much they’ve impacted the lives they’ve touched, but this elementary school teacher from Greenfield, Wisconsin, who made teaching her life recently got a very sentimental show of appreciation.

Carol Mack, a 66-year-old teacher from Greenfield, Wisconsin, has educated more than two generations of students during her 45 years at Christ Lutheran School in Big Bend. Unfortunately, this year was her last year of doing her passion, as she has stage 4 cancer.

Regardless of her state, she continued teaching this year until she couldn’t anymore. She was moved from Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center in Milwaukee to hospice care on November 3— but not before getting a remarkable and wonderful sendoff.

Carol Mack sat near the entrance of Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center in Milwaukee, as 26 children in grades 1-4 sang worship songs prior to her being moved to hospice care.

Watch it here: Facebook/ CBS 58

Mack also bids her goodbye to some of her student’s parents, whom she taught as well, according to Aurora Health Care.

Mack said in a news release:

“It was overwhelming and very special. I hope people see how much these kids and their teacher loved each other and how our school community came together.”

Nurse Luiza Campols, who was on Mack’s care team, said in an interview with WDJT-TV that seeing the students sing to her patient was “rewarding.”

Campols said:

“When I saw her and the kids singing, it was the most rewarding thing. We were very lucky to be a part of that. It was the most beautiful, touching thing.”

Occupational therapist and church member Nicole Bartnik also added:

“She didn’t have children of her own but has more kids than she could ever count. To see so much love coming back to somebody that is so selfless and deserving, it is a true blessing.”

Many recalled Mack being their favorite teacher, and most of the people expressed their thanks for her work and their sincere belief that she will be going to a better place.

Here are some of the comments from folks online:

“This is beautiful. Ms. Mack was a teacher I was blessed to have. What an amazing example of servanthood she has been all these years leading Jesus’s little lambs.”

“She was so special! Recognized my son’s color blindness in first grade many years ago back in 1979-80.”

“Godspeed Mrs. Mack and safe travels, God has more work for you in his school.”

Sources: westernjournal, Facebook/ CBS 58, cbs58, yahoo, FB/AuroraHealth



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