By Dr. Kathy Burns
Nassau County Superintendent of Schools
May 4, 2020

If You Can Read This, Thank A Teacher!
Teacher Appreciation Week 2020

Dr. Kathy Burns

Where would we be without teachers? Without teachers there would be no other profession! The influence of a great teacher is lifelong. If you don’t believe it, ask a child, a middle-aged person, or a senior citizen who their favorite teacher was, and they will respond without hesitation. The response usually includes a story about why that teacher holds a special place in their heart. It’s often been said that teachers affect eternity and you never know where their influence will end.

The week of May 4th is Teacher Appreciation Week. This year, more than ever before, let’s take the time to thank our teachers. When the 2019-2020 school year started, no one could have ever predicted what teaching and learning would look like in the final weeks of the year. But… because teachers are teachers, in just a few short days, they made the transition to distance learning. Over the past few weeks, we have received emails, calls, notes, and messages about our teachers going above and beyond for their students. The halls may be empty, the classroom may have moved, but one thing will not change…teachers will never stop teaching, caring, sharing, giving, and going the extra mile to make a difference in the life of their students. Thank you, Nassau County Teachers, for doing your best work during this challenging time.

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!

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