As we celebrate National Education Week, it is these uncertain times that make us all realize how important our schools are to everyone, teachers, staff, parents and students. Your teachers are all working so very hard to try and learn to and to teach using new technologies in a new normal. It is very difficult work! This is an enormously challenging time and we are all working to support our students and families. Public Education is the cornerstone of America and we are proud to be a part of it.
I encourage you to thank the people who are working in your local district. Bus drivers, paraprofessionals, secretaries, teachers, counselors, administrators, custodians, nurses, food service and countless others. It takes so many people to make a school work efficiently. Each of these people impact the lives of the students they see day to day year after year. They are the ones who support student learning and health.
I also encourage you to reach out to that special teacher you had when you were in school. This is the year they need to hear from you and need to be reminded that the work they do makes a difference. Teachers are having a tough year this year. It is nice to have a week set aside to honor and thank them. Use this week as your opportunity to tell them what a difference they make!
The Newton Community Education Association honors and recognizes every person who works in education, especially this year. You make a difference and you matter. We are proud to have you as education professionals alongside us.
Have a great American Education Week!
President, Newton Education Association