This week is Teacher Appreciation Week, and I think it’s appropriate that it’s happening this week after the rally that took place last week at our state house.
Growing up, I wanted to be a teacher. I come from a family full of teachers, librarians, and nurses, all careers that I admire and respect. I started college with the intention of getting my degree in Early Childhood Ed, but after a few years, I knew it wasn’t my calling.
But, there are many men and women out there who were made to teach, and I applaud them. They sacrifice so much to do their jobs. Many teachers are very underpaid, and under-appreciated. They get an official week, but they should be made to feel appreciated every single day. They have hard jobs and work long hours.
We all had a teacher or two growing up that we loved; someone who inspired us and made us feel like we could do anything. I say thank you to those teachers: my elementary school music teacher Mrs. Marion; my third and fifth grade teachers Mrs. Parkinson and Mrs. Bilda; my high school chorus teacher Mr. Spillane; my high school drama teacher Mr. Zotos; my Public Relations professor Lisa Sisk and her daughter Ann Sisk. You all touched my life in a way that I can never repay you for. Thank you for being special enough to be teachers.

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