Special Appreciation for Educators

Livia ChanBlog, Connect Better, Lead Better


  • In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, leaders from our Administrator Mastermind express their gratitude.

We have a special appreciation for educators from our very own Teach Better Team’s Administrator Mastermind. We meet every Tuesday at 9 am EST and again at 7 pm EST. If you consider yourself to be a school leader, join us by clicking this link. We’d love to have you join us!

We know how much you put into your role as educators so we wanted to express our gratitude. Here are some messages from our Teach Better Administrator Mastermind family from their heart to yours.

Wonderful Ones

Wonderful Ones…This principal wants you to know that he sees you. He sees you being a teacher, a parent, an arbitrator, a counselor, a nurse, a confidant, a magician, an ATM, a psychic, a moral compass, a dream-keeper, a community builder, and a role model. And the best thing is you come back and do it again tomorrow! With appreciation and love, Martin Silverman, Principal

Teachers have faced this year’s challenges with unparalleled grace, flexibility, and resilience. Our students have watched and learned all of these admirable attributes from their teachers this year. Our learning community is so proud of and grateful for all of our teachers! – Michelle Papa, Assistant Principal

Teaching is a work of heart that goes beyond school hours every day. The care and love you provide instill growth and can truly touch each student in such immense ways. Thank you for all you do! Click To Tweet

Thank You

Thank you to the educators who make their schools and classrooms (digital or brick and mortar) a warm, safe, and welcoming space. The environments you create for students are what they’ll remember 20 years from now. – Maria Montroni-Currais, Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction 

Teachers are role models, counselors, parents, confidants, and so much more. Never underestimate the power you have as a teacher. You are able to shape, mold, direct and even save children’s lives. – Raymond Porten, Principal

Thank you teachers for being Simply Amazing!! Your flexibility, resilience, and unwavering dedication to your students have not gone unnoticed. You are valued and appreciated! – Bobbie French, Educational Leader

Teaching Is a Work of Art

Dear Teachers, your devotion and commitment to our students and fellow colleagues should be commended during this week and every week of the year! Teaching is a work of heart that goes beyond school hours every day. The care and love you provide instill growth and can truly touch each student in such immense ways. Thank you for all you do! Thank you for your energy, dedication, and passion for making our kids the best versions of themselves. – Jessica Williams, Director of Curriculum and Instructional Technology

Teachers recognize and help fulfill the world of promise within every classroom. Their caring relationships with children can be life-changing and world-changing. – Brad Hughes, Principal

The way faculty has leaned into your creativity and innovative strategies this past year during the pandemic has been amazing! Schools are learning so much about education due to your dedication. Here’s to more inspiring moments in the future! – Jennifer Ozgur, Educational Consultant and SEL PD Provider

Teachers were thrust into a rapidly changing world of education as a result of an unprecedented global pandemic and they swiftly rose to the challenge, pivoting from traditional in-person instruction to a “new normal” of remote and hybrid learning. Many have already been looking to the post-pandemic future, exploring ways to apply what they have learned over the past year to improve teaching and learning for all! We appreciate all you have done, are doing, and continue to do to help your students succeed! – Alex T. Valencic, Curriculum Coordinator

Because you didn’t give up in the most challenging of times, our children are forever better! Thank you for all of your hard work, perseverance, and dedication to connect, teach, and grow with our students from a distance. Forever grateful for educators! – Scott Whipple, Principal

You Matter!

Hey teachers, you matter!! You make a difference in the lives of kids through your impact and through the human experience you bring every day through relationships and connections with those around you. You don’t hear it often enough so, as a parent and a peer, allow me to say THANK YOU on behalf of parents everywhere and in your community, thank you for making a difference. – Darrin Peppard, Lead Innovator at Road to Awesome

Teachers are amazingly creative, resilient, and innovative! Teachers make a difference in the lives of our students every day! We must support our teachers and show them respect! – Brandi Kelly, Principal

Teachers have been working so hard this year. In a support role, it has been inspiring to see all you have done to ensure your students have great learning opportunities. Teachers are doing amazing things and I know our students love you for it! – Adam Bold, Instructional Equity Coach

Teachers, you matter more. More than books, more than tech, more than innovative schedules, more than class sizes. More than anything. Teachers, you are the difference. You are the secret sauce. Teachers, you are everything and I am so grateful for all you do. – Dave Schmittou, Director of Leadership and Development for the Teach Better Team

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