“Teaching is the one profession that creates all other professions,” someone once said.
That’s profound, if you stop and think about it.
Who was your favorite teacher and why? Even as an adult, nearly everyone can name off the list of teachers they had for each grade.
Undoubtedly, today’s children are our future leaders.
Teachers play an important role in the development of our children, and that’s why the Fillmore County Journal has partnered with area businesses such as Drury’s Furniture, Harmony Foods, Preston Foods, Rushford Foods, and Ody’s Country Meats & Catering to present an opportunity to recognize the best of the best in our local education systems. Collectively, these local businesses have put together something pretty special for one very deserving teacher.
We are asking parents of students, former students, current students, principals, and colleagues to nominate a teacher for the honor of being recognized as the Teacher of the Year for 2017.
According to a study conducted by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, U.S. children spend an average of 943 hours per school year in a classroom among their peers learning math, science, art, reading, language, and a vast array of subjects.
Our teachers have the challenging responsibility of inspiring our children to learn. It takes a certain temperament and versatility. Every child learns in a different way, which presents a greater challenge for teachers.
Many teachers spend days, nights, and weekends consumed with figuring out ways to help children reach their full potential.
On May 8, 2017, the Fillmore County Journal will share a story about one teacher selected as the Teacher of the Year for 2017. Yes, only one will be selected.
“It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge,” said Albert Einstein.
If you would like to nominate a Teacher of the Year for 2017, please look to page 3 of this week’s newspaper for the nomination form. Please note the deadline of April 18, 2017.