I know I haven’t written to you in a while, and for that reason, I have something that I really need to say. This is more important than almost anything you will hear today. You probably need to hear this as much as I need to say it. It has been too long since you have heard.
Teacher, you are important. You job is important. Every little thing you do with and for your students is important.
You are amazing. Each and every school day (and some non-school days) you spend putting your students first. Putting their needs above yours. Taking stands that they can’t for their future. Fighting fights that they have no clue need to be fought for them. You look to the world that needs them, and you are getting them ready for it.
You doubt yourself often, but you always know that you are doing something that few want to or could possibly do. And even though everything in the world tells you to stop…you keep going. You keep pushing. You keep moving. All for the sake of your students.
Thank you for all that you do. Thank you for all that you give up. Thank you for every ounce of energy and time that you put it. Thank you for, well, you.
Your students need you. Your school needs you. You community needs you. We need you.
Yes, Teacher, you are are amazing and important. Please never stop doing the good that you do. You really are making a difference. Know that you truly are appreciated. Please hold your head up high today.
Again, I thank you. You are so awesome. You are a great teacher. Keep on teaching, Teacher! You rock.