This week, May 5-9, 2014, is PTA Teacher Appreciation Week. During the year there are other days that recognize specific school employees or groups (ESPs, Principals, Administrative Assistants, Nurses, etc.) but our PTO uses this week to honor all teachers and school employees (who are teachers in their own way) with a specific week by decorating the lounge and treating staff members.
I appreciate our teachers and employees for the many contributions they make. Here is my Top Ten list of “Why I Appreciate Our Teachers and Staff Members.”
I appreciate our teachers and staff members for:
…developing positive relationships with students and families.
…modeling respect, learning, and responsibility for all students.
…caring about and for each other.
…holding students to high academic standards.
…smiling, laughing, and having fun with each other and students.
…modeling life-long learning themselves.
…going above and beyond by attending, volunteering, and supporting school events and activities.
…thinking about what is best for students with our practices, policies, and procedures.
…reflecting in order to monitor and adjust teaching and instruction.
…the professionalism they demonstrate each and every day.
I know one week isn’t enough to thank teachers and school staff members for their hard work, dedication, commitment, and caring but I hope this week makes you feel valued and uplifted.