Photographer Andrea McDonald of Rooted in Love Photography recently shared a candid picture she took of second grade teacher Jennifer Pope. The photo shows Pope finishing lesson plans for her substitute from her hospital bed, less than an hour before she gave birth to her daughter. The post received over 20,000 likes on Facebook.
McDonald’s caption for the photo pointed out that next week is Teacher Appreciation Week, saying “Spoil them rotten because even in labor, they care.” She and Pope hope the picture demonstrates how passionate about their jobs teachers are and shows the often unseen aspect of teaching that happens outside the classroom.
At Elevate Teachers, we’re always happy to see people celebrating teachers for their hard work. We hope the photo helps people see how dedicated teachers are!