Local teacher receives special surprise for Teacher Appreciation Week

There are signs all around us and many life lessons to be learned if only we looked around. A group of local students and their parents spelled out a heartwarming message for a South Mississippi teacher today with a little help from ‘Sign Gypsies.’

It was a special overnight delivery discovered Tuesday morning by North Woolmarket Elementary Teacher Mrs. Brooke Theobald. “My daughter came in and said, there’s a surprise outside, so I followed her out there and sure enough it was right there. It was amazing.”

This teacher appreciation yard sign surprise really brightened the fifth grade math and science teacher’s day, a sweet message spelled out clearly by her students and their parents. It was all part of an overnight covert operation carried out by Lisa Killebrew and Stephanie Emmer, owners of ‘Sign Gypsies for the Mississippi Gulf Coast.’ “We sneaked out last night where she didn’t know and made a surprise in the yard for her to wake up to. It’s a good way to acknowledge them and know how much their kids and parents love them while in the classroom, but still doing the online learning,” said Killebrew.

While there are signs for just about every occasion, Sign Gypsies owners tell News 25 there’s been an increased demand for signs celebrating our local heroes working on the front lines against COVID-19. Emmer said, “We’ve done a lot-Memorial Health Care, AMR, Merit Health-a lot of the hospitals around here just to show their appreciation about our heroes.”

Killebrew said, “Now we’ve been able to do lots of businesses and hospitals. We’ve had a lot of orders for “Heroes Work Here” and the teachers. People haven’t been able to do teacher appreciation week at the school so it’s been nice.”

Teacher Appreciation Week has also kept them busy. They pulled off another job honoring North Woolmarket Elementary School teacher Mrs. Sharon Davis.

Another sign of the times and local educators ongoing success, clearly showing when it comes to communication skills and kindness, South Mississippi students and their parents pass with flying colors.

For more information search ‘Sign Gypsies’ on Facebook.

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