Celebrate Teachers

Teacher Appreciation Week (May 7-11th) is almost upon us and as I reflect on what makes a good teacher, I recall 7th grade with Mrs. Popick as my Social Studies teacher.  Just typing her name brings a smile to my face.  She was, without a doubt, the most challenging, knowledgeable, dedicated and committed teacher that I had ever met.

Quite frankly I loved her!  She brought me out of my comfort zone and challenged me like I had never been challenged before.  I can still hear her say “You can do better” or “I expect more from you”. Most importantly, she most often said “I believe in you”. I hope everyone experiences a Mrs. Popick in their academic career!

Next week, please don’t forget your teachers!  It’s hard to measure the impact and importance of their roles, so whether it is with a gift or simply saying “Thank You”, you’re showing appreciation to someone who has impacted your life!

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