Such an important remembering in the current age of the G.E.R.M. . Our Students are growing and developing into adults, learning the competencies, skills and values they need to be a productive and happy member of society. It can be hard to measure that in a Math or English test. In all the years I have asked parents what they want for their children, not one has said only to be numerate and literate. That, they expect, will be a given. No, they all talk about how they want them to have the skills, aptitude, confidence, values and competencies they will need to be successful now and in the future.
Education is an important cornerstone of our world. Everyday you work with students, you are helping to shape this and your contribution is critical. On behalf of all those amazing students you work with, and on behalf of all the parents, and especially on behalf of those people who have no idea how important you are - THANK YOU.