This is National Teacher Appreciation Week. Ideally, teachers would be recognized every week, for their classroom achievements deserve praise every day.
Pima Community College faculty members make a positive difference in the lives of our students, and the fruits of their efforts are in abundance this month. Last Friday’s Multicultural Convocation brought together hundreds of students, along with their families and friends, in a celebration of educational achievement and cultural vitality. High School Equivalency Graduation May 14 and Graduation May 21 will recognize the academic success of thousands of students.
“A world-class education can unlock a young person’s full potential and empower them with the knowledge and skills to reach their highest aspirations,” the White House said in proclaiming May 3-9 Teacher Appreciation Week. You can join the social media conversation through #ThankATeacher. Virtually all of us know teachers who have had a profound impact on the lives of others. This was true in my case. It is one of the reasons I pursued a career in higher education. This week, we can show teachers our gratitude.