Posted on February 20, 2019
A kindergarten teacher from Texas, Shannon Grimm, cut her hair to support her student.
Priscilla Perez, a 5-year old kindergarten student, started getting teased after she cut her hair short. Ms Grimm, Priscilla’s kindergarten teacher, noticed a change in Priscilla’s behaviour; Priscilla, who is usually a happy girl, started acting quieter than usual. Also, she avoided attending school and started wearing a hat to cover her hair. Ms Grimm realised that Priscilla was getting teased by her fellow student for her short hair cut.
After Priscilla talked to her teacher and explained what has been happening, Ms Grimm decided to cut her hair short to support Priscilla and restore her confidence. To turn Priscilla into a happy student again, Ms Grimm bought two matching hair bows for her and Priscilla to wear to school.
Ms Grimm nominated Priscilla for an award for being brave and showing up to school despite the bullying she had to face. Priscilla received a medal for her bravery during the school board meeting. During the same school board meeting, Priscilla thanked her teacher for being her hero by giving her a medal.
By supporting her student, Ms Grimm taught her kindergarten students a valuable lesson. Ms Grimm said: "I am going to do other things for my friends in my classroom other than just teach them. I am going to show them the love and support that they need in order to learn.
Picture by Willis Independent School District Via Facebook