May 8 – 12, 2017, marks the annual observation and celebration of “Teacher Appreciation Week.” Here at Laurel Springs School, our educators are at the heart of all we do. By providing authentic feedback and building genuine, lifelong relationships with students, our teachers help us to provide an educational experience like no other.
We value our teachers tremendously and take pride in all they do to help our students grow every day.
As author and activist Helen Caldicott says, “Teachers, I believe, are the most responsible and important members of society because their professional efforts affect the fate of the earth.”
Teachers are charged with the care of our greatest national resource—our children—and as such are vital stewards ushering in the world of tomorrow.
According to renowned author John Steinbeck, “I have come to believe that a great teacher is a great artist and that there are as few as there are any other great artists. It might even be the greatest of the arts since the medium is the human mind and spirit.”
Truly, a teacher plants seeds of knowledge that, when thriving, can spread across the planet and grow into lush forests of innovation and discovery.
Famed educator John Dewey understood this phenomenon, noting, “Education is not preparation for life: Education is life itself.”
We are privileged to have the opportunity to honor such special individuals, our teachers, who are gardeners, artists, muses, and more, this and every other week.
Thank you for all you do for us, LSS teachers!