The Importance of a Smile

September 28, 2016


SSM students recognize community members who brighten their day.

We asked Shattuck-St. Mary’s seniors to reflect on a faculty or staff member in the SSM community who inspires them, and feature several of their responses below.

“There are many people on campus that inspire me. Any person that smiles or says “good morning” inspires me, but Mr. Olson, the Pre-Conservatory Program Director, inspires me most. Whenever I see him in the morning he always stops to ask me how my evening or weekend was. My family and I sat with him and his wife many times this summer for meals, and we’ve learned that we come from a similar background in some aspects.”

“Ms. Molter inspires me every day. Not only does she have a constant search for knowledge, she always strives to be a better teacher than she was the week before. She also always walks the halls with a huge smile and an upbeat attitude.”