Monday, May 7, 2012

Celebrating TEACHERS . . .

Today is the start of Teacher Appreciation Week with tomorrow being Teacher Appreciation Day. As you go about your business this week, please reflect on what a teacher or teachers have done to support you as a learner and as a person and consider how you might be able to reach out to them.

For many of us, after family, our teachers have been some of the most influential people in our lives. Yet, how many of us almost take for granted our time with them? How do we show our appreciation on special days and more importantly, throughout our time with them? If a teacher were to ask, what would they ask from us to show our gratitude for the commitment they make to our learning and growth? Teachers, feel free to share in a comment – it might motivate someone to action.

As one of those with leadership responsibilities in this wonderful school system, I thank our TEACHERS for their dedication to our young people, for the caring and supportive culture that is Tahoma, for the quest for continuous learning and improved practice, and for the achievements that this system has experienced individually and collectively. Our purpose for being, LEARNING, takes place in your classrooms and we can be proud of those classrooms because of your efforts. THANKS!

If you are a Facebook and/or Twitter user you might want to join Secretary Duncan who is asking that you join him tomorrow, Teacher Appreciation Day, and donate your Facebook status to a teacher who has made a difference in your life, and thank a teacher on Twitter by using the hashtag #ThankaTeacher.

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