Although it is a rather dreary day, my thoughts are brightened by the actions that I have seen in our schools. I am forever thankful for being a part of this process…the process of education.
Each day, I am reminded by action. I am reminded by selfless acts of heroism inside and outside of the classroom; teachers and staff making a daily difference in the lives of others. We often hear about the deeds of teachers who, deservingly, get praise for all of the “awesomeness” that they bring to school everyday. I am thankful to witness these heroes all day, every day. They inspire me to be better and motivate me to continually look for new ideas, innovations and tools to support what they do. Thank you, teachers and staff.
If you asked any teacher what they are thankful for during Thanksgiving, they would undoubtedly include in their list, “I’m thankful for the kids I teach.” What is sometimes missed during this time is how much our students bring richness to our lives and how we, as educators, are inspired by them. We are so thankful for the opportunity to share knowledge and bring challenge to our students’ lives. We are so grateful to have daily interaction with each of them. Thank you, students.
I know that we are also grateful to work in a terrific place with great kids, caring colleagues and supportive parents. As Boyer states, “Parents are our students’ first teacher.” We are so appreciative of parents – the lessons that you have taught your kids, the smile that shows appreciation when you see us in the hallways, and the support for education that you clearly demonstrate. Thank you, parents.
As we break to celebrate Thanksgiving, please know how thankful I am for our teachers and staff, our students and our parents. I hope you all have a wonderfully delicious Thanksgiving.