The past week, I've seen numerous tributes to our teachers and other certified staff members. I've seen our teachers enjoying coffee deliveries and bouquets of flowers; red carpets and bowls of candy. Each one of these tributes makes me smile.
I love seeing how our parents, students and fellow staff members say thank you for the hard work our certified staffers do.
So I'd like to take a moment to add my own thanks.
Thank you to our classroom teachers, counselors, school nurses, school psychologists, speech and language pathologists, special education teachers, librarians, student services coordinators and other certified staff members.
The work you do on a daily basis with our students is phenomenal and is the backbone of our district.
Thank you for developing meaningful relationships with our students — showing them you care — while helping lay the groundwork for all their academic achievements. You inspire students and guide them into their futures. You help students find their passions while helping them discover themselves.
The work you all do with our students is beyond measure. I appreciate all of you and the tremendous work you do every day.
Shay Mikalson, Superintendent