RCcatalyst salutes RCS Teacher Appreciation Week

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.
—Maya Angelou

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.

Gabby Francis shows her excitement for the sweets spread provided to Spindale Elementary faculty and staff by the school’s PTO.                     Contributed photo.

Faculty and staff from Rutherfordton Elementary enjoy catered lunch from Mi Pueblito during teacher appreciation week.                     Contributed Photo.

Ellenboro Elementary teachers enjoy ice cream sundaes provided for the entire faculty and staff during teacher appreciation week.                  Contributed Photo.

Susan Womick, PTO treasurer and mastermind of the sweets spread, poses with the table of goodies presented to Spindale Elementary faculty and staff by the PTO.   Contributed Photo.