I feel blessed to live in a community that understands the value of the education our children receive. Apart from their parents, the single greatest constant in many of our students’ lives is a teacher. Their teacher is a face that greets them in the morning, ears that listen to their stories, and inspiration that opens the door to the adventures of life. Their teacher is who sends them home at the end of the day exhausted, yet stronger in mind and body.
We have a staff team that meets our children wherever they are and strives to provide them with opportunities and experiences that they might not normally have. They build relationships with students that will weather the tests of time and tribulation. They work for so much more than just teaching standards, but rather in pursuit of the undeniable satisfaction and joy of seeing the “light” of learning, exploration, and growth. Our teachers understand the exacting standards that life will place on our students, and they cherish the role they play in preparing students to embrace what life has in store for them.
We have a teaching staff that understands the meaning of the terms sacrifice, dedication, and relationships. And I see Eudora teachers all throughout this quote from philosopher R. Buckminster Fuller:
“Never forget that you are one of a kind. Never forget that if there weren’t any need for you in all your uniqueness to be on this earth, you wouldn’t be here in the first place. And never forget, no matter how overwhelming life’s challenges and problems seem to be, that one person can make a difference in the world. In fact, it is always because of one person that all the changes that matter in the world come about. So be that one person!”
And on National Teacher Appreciation Day, I want to thank our teachers for making a difference in the lives of our students. Thank you for being that “one person” in the lives of so many.