We know the number one influence on student success is the classroom teacher. Right now, our teachers are meeting the challenge of lifetime. In a world turned upside down, we asked five teachers for their thoughts on the school year so far. Their comments are uplifting, heartbreaking, and even comical.
"I’m surprised that even with all the limitations covid has caused, my current students say “hands down” they prefer being in school than being virtual." - Liz Thompson, Ecker Hill
"I do not have to remind students to wear their masks like I would to put away their cell phones. I am so relieved that students are respectful for their own health as well as everyone else’s health." -Melissa Perry, Park City High
"The best part of any school year is seeing the students. It has been great to make connections with each one of them in person. I crave their crinkled eyes (indicating a smile under their mask). They are eager to learn and excited to be back." - Melissa Bott, PPES 2nd Grade In-Person
"The first two weeks were the most exhausting weeks of my entire teaching career. However, I enjoy a challenge, and it's exciting to find new and effective ways to not only teach and learn but to create a community. " - Shelby Cornett, Remote 1st Grade