Teachers change the lives of millions of children every day—their immense work and impact makes a huge difference in the lives of so many children and their families. And with the abrupt end to the physical school year, Corinth teachers have done even more to continue education with virtual classrooms and learning- at-home lessons.
For decades the National PTA has designated the first week of May as a week to honor the work of teachers. But this year, the May 4-8 celebration takes on new meaning as educators step up in unprecedented ways to meet their students’ academic and emotional needs.
“The classroom teacher has always been the most significant factor in determining student success,” Superintendent Dr. Mark Stratton. “This profession is more important than ever right now. I know our teachers do some pretty incredible work but the fact that they are continuing with these efforts remotely and connecting with kids on many different levels shows just how great our Corinth teachers are.
A new national poll by the National Education Association shows parents and guardians express extremely positive views of educators. More than 80 percent of parents/guardians view public school teachers very favorably, with 88 percent approving of how their children’s teachers are handling the COVID-19 fallout. The poll also showed that parents/guardians believe educators are working hard to communicate with them, that educators are finding ways to connect with students who don’t have Internet access and they are giving their students more one-on-one assistance.
“If you have a moment in your day, I encourage you to reach out to a teacher this week to tell him or her how much they are appreciated,” adds Stratton.