Thank you to everyone that provided our teachers with moral support through a difficult time.
They too are individuals facing the trials and tribulations of every day life. Because they have chosen a profession that requires them to educate and care for our children, they are open to public scrutiny and easily targeted.
Teachers have been lumped into one big pot, criticized and judged for what they don’t do, and how many days they don’t work (in the eyes of the public), since my children started school 30 years ago.
It seems nothing has changed.
I have worked in the mental health field, educating and caring for people for the past 22 years.
I have received nothing but praise, respect, support and thanks for what I do.
I, in turn, have always respected and supported the people that play such an important role in the lives of my children, and now with my grandchildren.
I would not expect anyone to judge or criticize the work I don’t do or how many days I don’t work, unless they have walked a mile in my shoes. I, in turn, won’t be a judge of our teachers unless I have walked a mile in their’s.
We all do our jobs better when we know we are appreciated.