It's time to shine a spotlight on some of the most dedicated and hard working people in the world and that is our teachers! Day in and day out these professionals face challenges that most would say "oh no not me" but they push forward always looking at what will be best for the kids!
Many people have not been back in a classroom since they graduated or went to a parent/teacher conference. Education today is a far cry from what it was ten years ago and with COVID it is an even greater challenges for our teachers. Do they say "oh no not me", no they find a way to reach our children with a caring and loving heart.
Are there advantages to being a teacher? Sure, long hours of doing lesson plans or grading papers, kids that sometimes don't want to be at school and they let you know it, classrooms with 30 kids that are all on different levels and all deserve a great education, and again there is COVID.
The truth is teachers choose this journey in life and they don't do it for the money or the recognition, they do it because they care, because they are professionals that want what is best for their students that they know will someday be the citizens in our communities making decisions for all of us. They do it because a little voice deep inside each of them says, "you do it because you are a difference in their lives and throughout this journey you will impact thousands of lives and futures, because you are a TEACHER!!".
Thank you Newport Elementary, Newport High School and all of the teachers around the world for all you do and who you are! We see you and we appreciate each of you!