MAY 2017 MESSAGE FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT
Since 1984, National PTA has designated time in May to honor teachers who lend their passion and skills to educating children. This year, Teacher Appreciation Week is May 8-12th and the theme is “Teachers Deliver,” which recognizes how much our educators deliver to students—inspiration, motivation, and the gift of lifelong learning. During this week, we hope you will join us in thanking teachers for their professional dedication and service to children. Author and teacher Ever Garrison said, “A teacher is a compass that activates the magnets of curiosity, knowledge, and wisdom in students.” For all that our teachers do to guide students along academic journeys, we extend our gratitude and wish everyone a very happy Teacher Appreciation Week!
May is also the time to acknowledge special education students and the contributions of teachers, families, and communities in their many accomplishments. ASAH speaks to this special time of year in New Jersey in noting, “This year’s theme, “Bright Tomorrow for Today’s Students,” celebrates the potential of our students and the educational strategies that make extraordinary positive outcomes possible for so many special education students in New Jersey. Special Education Week in New Jersey is commemorated by Proclamation of the New Jersey State Legislature, and is a chance for students, families, school administrators and decision-makers to celebrate special education services, special education programs, and most importantly, the special education teachers who make it possible for children with disabilities to learn effectively and to reach their full potential in their families and communities.” During May, we celebrate our special education students and teachers and all involved in their many successes!
Marie C. Cirasella, Ed.D.