Thursday, June 22, 2017
A message from Josh Amaral
Dear New Bedford Educators,
As the school year comes to a close, I wanted to write to thank you all for everything you do for our students and our schools. Over the last month, I was fortunate to have attended an abundance of celebrations, promotion ceremonies and graduations and found myself thinking about the dozens of teachers who made an impact on each child walking across the stage, field, or room. I think about the dozens of teachers who made that impact on me. In early June, I ran across this article that emphasized that point: https://fredrikdeboer.com/2017/06/05/you-learn-by-being-taught/. Thanks for driving the massive effort that goes into another memorable year of moving New Bedford's young people forward.
I know teaching can be a thankless and stressful profession, and the endless blizzard of new mandates, methods and requirements only make it harder. While I'd like to think we've made some positive strides in New Bedford, I know we're far from perfect and still have a lot of work to do. And on that note, if you'd ever like to chat or send along ideas, please don't hesitate to reach out to me.
I hope you have a relaxing and joyful summer, and that the life-changing, enormous value of what you do, even in the face of adversity, does not go unappreciated.
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