Good Afternoon everyone! I’ve been waiting for this day for a while. We’ve rescheduled a couple times for reasons out of everyone’s control, most recently for the hurricane, so just getting here is an accomplishment.
But seriously, I’m grateful and frankly just so excited to be here with you today to celebrate Dr. Warren’s amazing accomplishment of becoming Somerset Teacher of the Year and finalist for Maryland State Teacher of the year.
o I’d like to start by asking all of the students and staff in the room a question.
o How many of you can think of at least one thing you’ve learned from Dr. Warren?
o Now, how many of you think you are better, a better student, a better teacher or a better person, because you’ve had class with him or because he is your coworker?
o As I expected, that is the majority of the people in the room.
o (I would expect it even if you didn’t raise your hand, that it would be the majority of people in the room)
It takes a lot to be a great teacher. It takes a lot of time and a lot of commitment. So students, next time you think your homework is taking forever, just know that your teachers are probably spending twice that amount of time making sure everything is set up for your favorite science experiment, reviewing lesson plans, and making sure assignments are graded. Click on the title for more information.
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