National Teacher Day planned
Posted: Wednesday, April 28, 2010 1:08 pm
The Messenger 04.28.10 NASHVILLE — National Teacher Day will be observed Tuesday. The Tennessee Education Association (TEA) — along with students, parents, school administrators and the general public — will honor Tennessee’s teachers and acknowledge the crucial role they play in making sure each student receives a quality education. “Few other professionals touch as many people as teachers do,” TEA President Earl Wiman said. “National Teacher Day is a good time to learn about the contributions educators make to our community every day. We work year-round to make our schools the best that they can be. “Being a teacher brings both satisfaction and a large amount of responsibility and we all have to work together to make our schools even better. This includes parents, business owners, retirees, local government and students. “Community involvement brings learning to life,” he continued. “This is an opportunity for the community to learn about how we advocate for high standards for students, fair and meaningful evaluations of teacher work and resources that go directly to the classroom. Better than an apple or a thank-you card, a community’s active support of the work we do as educators would be ample reward for all of us.” The Tennessee Education Association is the state’s largest professional organization, representing over 55,000 elementary and secondary teachers, school administrators, education support professionals, higher education faculty and students preparing to become teachers.