RIVERVIEW, Florida. – Jenna Rose found her passion in teaching.
“I love teaching so much,” she said. “These faces here. The reason I’m here everyday. They come into my room smiling.”
Rose has been teaching for four years.
“It’s just their excitement to be here that keeps me excited to be here,” she explained. “I can’t stop shaking.”
Rose is also excited about something else. She is receiving a free wedding dress from the Regent, an entertainment venue for her wedding later this year.
“I’m just incredibly grateful,” she said. “It’s so amazing. So cool.”
Last year, the Regent donated 17 wedding dresses to frontline workers. This year, they decided to play the fairy godmother of educators.
“It makes my heart happy,” commented Shannon Keil, CEO of Regent. “Because they feel special and that’s important because they make our kids feel special.”
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Rose says teachers are truly grateful when the community makes them feel special.
“It’s really, really awesome,” she shared. “It means so much to us every time someone gives us an appreciation. Even like a $5 gift card just means the world, but like that.”
For Rose, it’s a grade she didn’t expect to get.
“It’s more than I could ever dream of. It’s more than I could ever imagine. It’s more than I could ever ask for.” For The Regent, the dresses are a small gesture to say thank you to Rose and the other educators for all their hard work.
There are approximately 45 robes left at the Regent and any Hillsborough educator can apply. Nominations are due by February 25 and winners will be announced on May 5.
LINK: For more information, visit www.TheRegentFl.com .