Dear Brick Church Members and Friends,
In recognition of Teacher Appreciation Day tomorrow, the Brick Church School Board would like to express its deep appreciation to the teachers and staff of the school. The Church and School depend on these dedicated professionals for our excellent educational reputation and the joyful spirit that permeates our building.
Amy Warden, Elena Jaime, and all of the school teachers and staff deserve our thanks and recognition for their important work. When faced suddenly with the challenges of the pandemic, these teachers rapidly committed themselves to learning, planning, and collaborating on a previously untried definition of preschool provided in a virtual platform. No one could have appreciated the difficulty of teaching in a virtual environment let alone the organization involved to make it happen. They continue to go beyond the call of duty to bring virtual learning to our school children during this time of crisis, placing the physical, intellectual and emotional well-being of our children at the forefront of their daily effort.
These efforts manifest themselves with meaningful and high-level age-appropriate instruction and engagement, one-on-one teacher visits, and weekly chapel. For their part, the school administration is continuing to seek and implement best in class educational tools, providing constant virtual resources for families, including bi-weekly emails, town hall meetings, parent coffees and counseling resources.
For all of these reasons and more, the Day School Board and the Board of Session express our deepest appreciation for the Brick Church teachers and administration and hope that our church community will keep them all in our prayers as they continue their meaningful work in this difficult time.
Day School Board Chair and Member of Session