I know my opinions don’t carry much weight, but I want all educators to know that I think you are some of the best people the world has to offer.
I have felt so blessed to work with so many amazing educators in my career.
You have done the work.
You have put in the time.
You have had those tough conversations with yourself and your team and others.
You have put in endless hours on top of endless hours because you care about students. You care about your colleagues. You care about your job.
You are dedicated. Sacrificing weekends, nights, time from family, friends, and other events because things simply need to get done because it is the right thing to do.
You put in the time and work not to win awards and recognition(however, these are nice reminders when they do happen), but because you want what is best for students and your school.
You care. You work hard. You work tirelessly. You exhaust your emotions and energy and have to go home and find ways to muster an extra dose of these things because your family needs you also.
You have grinded through a lot of work when perhaps there were more pressing matters at hand because you know the long term impact the work can have for students.
You meet all expectations and deadlines and duties while still trying to find ways to be the educator you want to be.
As a parent I am so grateful for all the educators that work so hard to provide my kids an atmosphere of learning that allows them to grow and learn in a positive environment.
As an educator I don’t know where you can find a more dedicated group of people anywhere else(and I know many other professions have great sacrifices and by no means am I downplaying any other occupation).
As a colleague to so many amazing educators, I am impressed by how you continue to work through obstacles and issues time and time again to do great work.
As a friend I thank you.
I know I am a small voice, but the work that so many educators do all over the world does not go unnoticed. I appreciate you. I appreciate your work ethic. I appreciate what you do for students.
Thank you for being you. Thank you for being an educator.