At the conclusion of this Teacher Appreciation Week and on behalf of the Board of Education, I wish to express our appreciation and thanks to all our tremendous educators. We recognize the sacrifices teachers are making to ensure a brighter future for every child, every day. We have been able to witness your increased commitment to personalize your students’ learning as we have visited Professional Learning Communities each Friday throughout this school year. This commitment to raising the bar for our students has not come nor will continue to come without the dedicated and constant vigilant care and oversight by our wonderful educators. Jordan School District’s students will continue to learn at high levels because of the quality, work ethic and integrity of the teachers serving our young people in this part of the valley.
While visiting PLCs, we have heard some very insightful comments as teachers have shared about what they have done to increase student achievement. We also know that many of you share some of the same noble sentiments that are captured below.
- “Students have choices and my role is to create ways to foster opportunities, to build self worth, and to help students recognize their own strength as they find their way toward achievement and growth.”
- “We want our students to realize the potential they have to do great things. We want them to learn to believe in themselves, and work to achieve their goals.”
- “PLCs have helped me to be focused, not my needs, but on my students’ needs. Because of the trust each member of our team has in each other we know that together we can meet our students’ individual needs, fill any learning holes and help each child to achieve at high levels!”
You are extraordinary educators! Not only do you educate the students who come through our doors, but you are committed to educating our parents and our community about the numerous learning opportunities we provide for students. Our JSD educators inspire future generations one student at a time!
Thank you for rising to the challenge and hard work of what it means to educate “every child, every day.” Thank you for your great love of our students and for inspiring all of us to continually learn so that we may “realize our potential and do great things!”
With deep gratitude and sincere appreciation,