What a HUGE start of the week it has been! The hype of the Broncos playoff game is in the air, the BCS game, premiere of the new Bachelor, Justin Bieber was in town, and I started back to school for the new year! Ok, maybe the last one isn’t as exciting for the rest of you, but it is for me.
For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Heather and this is my third season as a DBC. When I’m not cheering on our beloved Broncos to the Super Bowl, I am in the classroom cheering on my students. I am a special education teacher in Denver and I’m convinced that I have the two best jobs in town.
When I became a teacher, I had hopes that I would make a difference in my students’ lives, not realizing what a difference they would be making in mine. My students are my biggest fans! They think what I do as a cheerleader is so cool, and let’s be honest, it is really cool! They wish me good luck on the weekends and get so excited Monday mornings to talk football and Broncos with me. They shout down the hallway (even when they’re not supposed to) “Go Broncos!” or “We saw you on TV!” I get pictures, cards, handmade Broncos gifts, etc. In fact, one of my favorite gifts that I’ve received is a sketched Broncos head by one of my 5th grade students.
I absolutely love my job as a Broncos Cheerleader, but knowing how much my students love it gives it a whole new meaning for me. See, I work at a low-income, low-performing school where some of our student’s stories would bring tears to your eyes. Sometimes all my students need is a hug and something hopeful to talk about, like the Broncos! My students are incredible and have touched my heart in so many ways. I just hope that I have inspired them to one day go after their dreams just like I went after mine.
I absolutely love what I do, both on and off the field, and cannot wait to take my passion for kids to Hawaii during Pro Bowl week, to represent the Broncos, and put on cheer clinics for kids all over the beautiful Hawaiian Islands. What an amazing opportunity! Didn’t I say I have the two best jobs!?
Thank you Broncos fans for your continued support and tuning in to our weekly blog! Saturday can’t come soon enough! GO BRONCOS!!