Be Someone’s Cheerleader

It could make all the difference

Cindy Shapiro
Jun 18, 2021 · 8 min read

By Cindy Shapiro

Photo by Rojan Maharjan on Unsplash

My very first year of teaching, I was asked if I could be an assistant coach for our school’s cheerleading squad. I answered before my filter could intervene: “Dear Lord, never, absolutely not.”

Clearly, I didn’t understand the importance of cheerleaders at that time.