This first week of May marks Teacher Appreciation Week, so I hope you will take time to communicate your gratitude for the teachers who have helped shape your life and who are shaping your children's lives. A few words of kindness, a card, a small token of your appreciation can go a long way to boost the spirits of a teacher who is mentally and physically spent. And while the entire week is spent in celebration of this group of extraordinary people, why not go ahead and extend it for the remainder of the school year?
I don't believe there is a more important job in our society than the one charged with educating our children--our future citizens. Our educators, whether classroom teachers or school administrators, get beat up enough, face seemingly insurmountable obstacles on a daily basis, and yet they continue to push forward often without any recognition or thanks.