Many years ago, there was a very popular bumper sticker that read, “If you can read this, thank a teacher.”
This is Teacher Appreciation Week. And it’s fitting that we acknowledge those who spend their professional lives working for the benefit of children, young adults, and even older adults. I’d be willing to bet that almost everyone has a particularly teacher they remember as a role model or mentor. My favorite teacher is one from elementary school, though I really liked some in high school and college, too. I have several family members who have taken on the sometimes tough, more times rewarding career in education. My admiration for them is boundless.