Thank You, Teachers!

I remember one grade school teacher and one high school teacher vividly. When I think about the similarities of the two, and why they stood out among all the others, I realize that it wasn’t that they made me feel special, rather, they each made me feel like I had something to contribute to the class. I wonder if they made everyone in the class feel that way. Is that the measure of a great teacher? I believe it is.

 Teachers have helped nurture important life skills such as problem-solving, communication, and teamwork in me. They can provide a safe and supportive environment where students can learn, grow, and develop their unique talents and abilities. A career in teaching allows individuals to make a meaningful difference in the lives of young people, allowing them to reach their full
potential and contribute positively to the world around them. 

Teachers have the rare opportunity to make a lasting impact on their students but also on future generations by shaping the leaders, innovators, and change-makers of tomorrow. In essence, a career in teaching is not just important; it is essential for building a brighter and more prosperous future for all.

Lisa Petty, Editor
Equal Opportunity Employment Journal