In my line of work, I work with a lot of teachers, administrators, and parent organizations looking to raise money for their respective schools. I see on an almost daily basis the care and dedication that these people have and the love that they show for their students and their subject areas.
I think every one of us has a teacher in their past who somehow made a difference in their lives – that one special teacher who you can think of who made such a profound impact on who you grew up to be. I was lucky enough to have several. So many in fact that I started my professional career as a teacher and still consider myself to be one (in just a slightly different capacity!)
For National Teacher Appreciation Week, make sure you take time to thank those who help to educate our future leaders. Their jobs are tireless, demanding, and often 24/7. Teachers are often the first to arrive at school and the last to leave, and they often make up the majority of my volunteers at Waffleman school events!
Find your favorite teachers from your past or your present and take a moment to let them know how much they mean to you!