CEA President Sheila Cohen extends a warm thank you this Teacher Appreciation Day for all you do each and every day.
Today, as part of National Teacher Appreciation Week, we celebrate Teacher Appreciation Day, a recognition of all that is outstanding about public education in America and in Connecticut. Teacher Appreciation Day honors excellent teaching and learning. Each day our students come to us with a wealth of experiences, an enthusiasm for learning, and a genuine respect for learning.
Throughout the year, anyone entering our school buildings and our classrooms observes highly dedicated and caring teachers who make meaningful connections of teaching and learning. I once heard a teacher say, “Teaching is not what I do. It is who I am.” This statement had a profound effect on me for, I believe, it speaks directly to you, Connecticut teachers. In Connecticut, teaching is not what we do, it is who we are. Read more