"We have the distinct opportunity to mold and shape the future of society through the students that we teach every day. We get to pour our knowledge, skills, and lessons into the next generation of citizens. We get to connect with students in hopes that they too will become successful and leave a legacy that last beyond their existence. We get to strengthen weaknesses, insecurities, talents, and gifts. More importantly, we get fill in the gaps of love and compassion that may be missing from our students once they leave the four walls of our school building."
"We are in a position to affect eternity, as we can never tell where our influence stops. Although it may be delayed, the impact we make together cannot be denied. We are educators and what we do matters. Personally, each and every one of you are my hero! If it was not for educators like you, I would not be half of the person I am today and for that I am forever grateful. So as we celebrate teacher appreciation week, I want to say thank you for your dedication and commitment in ensuring our students have the opportunity to be successful. I am certain that the hero I see, is the same hero that they see!"