To the editor
Nov. 18-22 is American Education Week, as stated by National Education Association, “This week presents all Americans with a wonderful opportunity to celebrate public education and honor individuals who are making a difference in ensuring that every child receives a quality education.”
As a union of professional teachers, we pride ourselves in giving the best education to the youth of our community. Through good and bad times, we have found ways to continuously give the highest education to our students. We know that we are not alone in this endeavor and appreciate all employees of the school district who day in and day out give to the most important aspect of the community: educating and preparing its youth for their adult lives. The dedication shows year in and year out when our test scores consistently come in at or above state averages!
We all know that public education doesn’t end at the school walls. Our members work tirelessly in the community on a number of activities to help our youth. Each year our members collect either canned food or monetary donations to go the local food shelf. At the Sunrise school each year, the staff puts on an awesome school fair that is attended by hundreds! Finally, each spring, we raise money at the Detention Debut to fund senior scholarships, and over the past 20 years have given away over $100,000.
So if you get a chance this week, thank an educator for their hard work. Being a part of the education profession is truly one of the noblest professions there is!
Matt Lattimore and Kirstin Perales
North Branch Education Association