This is the value of the teacher, who looks at a face and says there’s something behind that and I want to reach that person, I want to influence that person, I want to encourage that person, I want to enrich, I want to call out that person who is behind that face, behind that color, behind that language, behind that tradition, behind that culture. I believe you can do it. I know what was done for me.
RUTHERFORD COUNTY — Teacher Appreciation Week was earlier this month, but anytime we can we need to thank and salute some of the most powerful people in our community. Teachers have the superpower of transforming our youth and preparing for the “real” world. These mythical and magical teachers walk among us.
Hopefully we all had exceptional teachers who made school an exciting and interesting place. Those teachers exhibited a passion for the subjects that they taught and genuine care for the students with whom they worked.
Teachers can inspire us to play with ideas, think deeply about the subject matter, take on more challenging work, and even pursue careers in a particular field of study. Thousands of unsung heroes go unrecognized in their remarkable work with students on a daily basis – remember to appreciate our teachers. Thank you.