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Thank You to Our Teachers

Written on: May 6th, 2010 in Education

Logo for National Teachers Appreciation Week

This is Teacher Appreciation Week, and I hope that there were apples – locally grown, of course – appearing on teachers’ desks across Delaware.


Our teachers earn our appreciation each time they help a student unravel a tricky formula, see the world through Hemingway or Hawthorne, learn to compete with good sportsmanship, or understand why Newton was hit on the head.  They deserve to be told every day that they are appreciated.


To all of our teachers, I want to say: Thank you for preparing and inspiring the next generation of Delawareans.  Thank you for taking care of our most precious assets.  Even if your students rarely say it, many of them will carry the gifts you give them for the rest of their lives.  They will not forget you.


It’s been a long time since I was in school, and I still think about the teachers who helped me become the person I am today.  I hope you enjoy the photos below of the teachers—and the hairstyles—from my school days.


I also want to thank you for your efforts to help us win the Race to the Top grant.  I look forward to working with you as we build the best state education system in the country.


If you have a moment, please check out my weekly video message.  Dr. Lillian Lowery, Secretary of the Department of Education, joined me to record a special message for our teachers.

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Special thanks to Principal Jason de Jonghe and Ms. Anrea Frederick from Shue-Medill Middle School, as well as Mr. Roy Brubaker (one of the teachers featured above), for going above and beyond to help find the right photographs.

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