I wanted to share this letter written by a Dracut High School student who recently came here from Iran. I did not have the student in class, but he wrote this open letter to all faculty. He gave me permission to use his name.
The people who saved me from darkness. The people who rebuilt me again. The people who changed me to a better person. Thank you! Thank you for your guidance. Thank you for you kindness. And thank you for helping me to be myself again!
During the first four months, I felt depression because I was too far away from my friends. I felt lost because I was in a new country. And I felt dark because I was not the same person that I used to be before. But then God sent his angels in the shape of faculty members to help me. These faculty member-shaped-angels opened my eyes to see the abilities that I wasn’t able to see before! They taught me who I am! And now I want to honor them by saying this: you worked in the dark to serve the light inside me. Thank you all, and thank you God!” — Sepand Abolhassani
Dracut Public Schools