Teacher Appreciation

Thank You Teachers, But …


I have been out of the classroom – let me start over – I have not been a classroom teacher for over ten years. Technically speaking, as an elementary school assistant principal, I am in and out of classrooms every day. But … there is a huge difference between being in a classroom and running […]

If the Teachers Didn’t Have to Come Back to School, Would They?

School starts again tomorrow after the holiday break. Teachers are thinking about how to make the day special for students, how to welcome them back in a way that helps them feel connected and happy about being back at school. They champion their students, thinking about each one of them and how they might be […]

How To Balance Work and Life as a Teacher

I know it’s hard… Being a teacher is probably one of the most demanding jobs that exists in terms of the commitment, passion, and dedication that it requires. In some jobs, you put your time in, go home and relax, and forget about the challenges of the day, that customer that complained, that client who […]

You’ll Know It When You See It

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I have had a week of driving, of not sleeping enough, of wearing myself a little thin. When you work for a school board that is roughly the size of Albania, you go through a lot of coffee. It’s been an exhausting week but it’s also been exhilarating. This week I got to be a […]

The Ultimate Teacher Appreciation


The first full week of May is set aside for Teacher Appreciation Week. I love this week because this usually means that I will be fed multiple times during the week by the PTSO, and I love to eat. While I am touched by the efforts that parents take to make sure teachers feel appreciated […]

National Teacher Appreciation Week: Thank you


“Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.” – Joshua J. Marine When you work in a school district every day is Teacher Appreciation Day! Our students depend upon these brave, courageous, innovative, creative, and inspirational women and men all across the district who – every day – Engage, […]

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