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BOE Chairman Dean Arp Addresses UCPS Educators

"We want you to know that we recognize that classroom teachers are the thread that weaves the fabric of each student's success. We also want you to know that we appreciate the difficulty and challenges of your jobs."

UCPS Board of Education Chairman, Dean Arp, addresses UCPS educators to kick off Teacher Appreciation Week, 2010.

Was it the Kindergarten teacher that taught you how to count or opened your mind to reading? Was it a middle school science teacher that turned you on to earth worms? Or maybe a high school math teacher that made math exciting for you? Perhaps it was a teacher that just showed you they cared and listened? Nearly everyone has a memorable teacher.

On National Teacher Day, thousands of communities take time to honor their local educators and acknowledge the crucial role teachers play in making sure every student receives a quality education. This year's event takes place on May 4, 2010.

Join us in Union County as we recognize our outstanding teachers on this day and honor them the week of May 3rd through the 7th. You can personally tell your favorite teacher(s) how much you appreciate them by writing a personal note of thanks for them.

Union County Public Schools salutes all of its wonderful teachers and educators!

By Donna Fargo
A Message of Thanks
To All the Great Teachers In This World and UCPS

Thank you for being such wonderful teachers,
exemplary role models, and caring people. Thank you
for knowing your subjects and sharing your knowledge.
Thank you for not being afraid to treat students like real people.
Thank you for showing acceptance,
approval, and appreciation. These are all gifts that are
so important to a student's development and that your students
will always remember, just as they will also
Remember you.

Words of encouragement, a little respect, simple gestures
of kindness from a teacher promote the perfect
climate for students to study, learn and grow.
Your attitude translates into a spirit of friendliness and
good will towards others in an atmosphere of creative
freedom, joy and ease, and you foster this feeling in your

I salute the good work you've done. I appreciate the people you
are, and I think you for your positive influence. You have passed
on invaluable instruction and wisdom and created pleasurable
moments associated with learning that will
Always be sweet memories.

Thank you for answering the call to be teachers.
Thank you for the enduring impression you've made
In the lives you have touched.

Every community needs people like you.
Your contributions are immeasurable.
Your lessons are permanent.
You improve our world.
You are so important.

Written by: Don Mace,UCPS Web Communications Coordinator
Posted: May 03, 2010 by Don Mace

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