Thursday, April 30, 2009

National Teacher Appreciation Week

By Dan Brown
State Representative
149th District

On National Teacher’s Day, thousands of communities take time to honor their local educators and acknowledge the crucial role that teachers have in making sure every student receives a quality education. The week of May 3-9, 2009 is an especially important time to recognize the effort that has been put forth to educate Missouri’s youth. Our educators have a vital role in preparing our children for future success. Working together, teachers, parents and communities play a crucial role in making sure every child reaches their potential. There are three schools districts in the 149th District; each is filled with great teachers who are committed to providing a quality education for our children. I have a special place in my heart for teachers because my daughter and daughter-in-law are teachers in our district.

I wish each and every one of them continued success and good luck as they utilize their knowledge and teaching methods to instill the skills necessary for our students’ success. Their role as a teacher inspires and encourages others to strive for their goals and dreams. What an awesome opportunity for us to congratulate our teachers as they celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week.

Teachers in Rolla, Saint James, Newburg, Edgar Springs and in communities all across the nation will be in the spotlight on National Teacher Day, as students, parents, school administrators and the general public learn how teachers are making great schools for every student. Few other professionals touch as many people as teachers do. National Teacher Day is a good time to learn about the contributions educators make to our community every day. Tuesday, May 5, 2009 is National Teacher Day. Thank a teacher for making schools great!

This week 4th Graders from Wyman Elementary School and Harry S. Truman Elementary School visited the Capitol. Despite the rain, I hope they found their trip to Jefferson City both interesting and enjoyable.

As always, please feel free to contact me either at 573-751-5713 or at

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