On Thursday, April 14, the Huber Heights City Schools Board of Education passed a resolution designating the week of May 2 – 6, 2016 as Teacher Appreciation Week, with Tuesday, May 3, specified as Teacher Appreciation Day. This is the week that we set aside to thank our teaching staff for all they do for our students.
Each morning during the school year, thousands of children enter our schools ready to learn. Students come to our schools with very different backgrounds and abilities. Some are dealing with issues that can hinder learning such as broken homes, child abuse, learning disabilities, substance abuse, limited English skills, emotional problems, and low self-esteem. You only get one chance to be six years old or a freshman in high school and the person that is teaching you for the next nine months is very important. Our teachers and staff members know how important a good education is to our students and they work very hard to meet all the learning needs of the students entering our classrooms. In addition to the job done during the school day, our teachers spend countless evening and weekend hours preparing lessons, evaluating progress, counseling and conferencing with parents and students, attending classes and workshops, serving on district committees, and performing community service. In today’s world, our teachers are more than just educators; they are life coaches, counselors, mentors, advocates, and social workers.
As Superintendent, I feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to work with staff members that put the needs of our students first and are willing to go the extra mile to make sure our students are successful. I ask that you and / or your child take the time to write a note of thanks to one of our teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week, May 2 – 6. Let them know you appreciate their hard work and all they do for the children of our community. As always, if you have questions about our schools, please contact me at the Administrative Offices (237-6300) or through e-mail at Susan.Gunnell@huberheightscityschools.org.