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6/5/2019

Belated Teacher Appreciation

Hello!
Since I received the log-in information after the official Teacher Appreciation Week, and my first blog needed to address the Teacher of the Year banquet, I decided to do some belated Teacher Appreciation for the current blog. This is the time of year when we are all glowing with pride in and accomplishment of our hard work and the growth and successes of our students, but it is also a time when we reflect and measure our challenges and begin to set goals for the coming year, which can, quite frankly, be exhausting.   I would like to take this time to remind teachers about the impact that you have and the reasons that you need to rest, recharge, and come back fighting for another year.  Below is an excerpt from my speech at this year's Service Awards banquet.  It is a message I believe should be shared with all of the people that touch our students' lives, no matter the season of their careers.  Thank you for all that you do.


        "...Our daily grind is nothing compared to the impact that our jobs allow us to have.  Not every one gets a chance to be teacher of the year, or custodian of the year, or administrative assistant of the year, (even though so many deserve to be), and so we don’t get to hear enough from the people whose lives our hard work has touched.  So to everyone in reading this, I would love for you to be able to hear all the voices of those people whose lives you have impacted in inconceivable ways.   Thank you.  Your hard work has been noticed.  You are indispensable.  You are necessary and you are valued.  You are miles past appreciated.  I want to be better because of the example and the standard that you set.  Thank you for your undying dedication and continued service without expecting any glory or fame.  Thank you from the bottom of all of the unspoken hearts. 
You are models of how people bless others because of your hard work and the passion for what you do. You make others’ work easier, make others’ jobs possible, make others’ work fun and worth it.  Never doubt that there are people who come to work or school every day because you are there.  Little, ordinary you.  You live larger than you can imagine in the hearts and minds of the people that you serve every day.  May you be blessed with your work, may you continue to be mindful of how you influence and impact those around you, and may you be grateful for your beautiful work that is work worth doing."