A message to teachers from CEA President Sheila Cohen
I extend my warmest wishes to you and welcome you back to a school year filled with hope and opportunity, a school year in which the demands placed upon you are determined through reasonable and collaborative flexibility, and that the professional development you are provided is meaningful and has had your representative input.
You are dedicated, caring, and talented individuals, working long hours teaching and caring for children with diverse needs. You wear so many hats—teacher, friend, social worker, caregiver, counselor, and so much more. You ensure that your students have the tools they need to succeed both inside the classroom and out. Your job is extremely important. Your dedication and commitment matter. You make a difference. Thank you for all you do. Thank you for being a teacher.