This week we honor teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week. People in the USA began celebrating National Teacher Day in 1953 when then First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt persuaded Congress to set aside a day to celebrate and recognize the importance of educators.
I would like to begin by thanking the teachers who have educated my three children. One of my children has already graduated from college and will soon be married. The second will be graduating with honors in two short weeks, and the third is in fifth grade at the public school where I teach. I want to thank those teachers for being there for my children while I was teaching the children of others. Thank you for your love, patience and dedication to the craft of teaching.