The teachers and staff in our schools have always played an important role in the growth and development of children in our communities. Those of us in education know that our work—be it as a classroom teacher, school support staff, custodian, kitchen staff, front office staff, classroom aide, bus aide or playground supervisor—requires teamwork, compassion, and a constant drive to ensure all children are learning and growing. Even though we are currently recognizing our teachers and all other employees during Teacher Appreciation Week, we know you do great work throughout the school year.
This year’s celebration is bittersweet for me. Soon, I will be retiring after a long career in education. For the past eight years, I have been proud to serve as Superintendent of the School District of Janesville, and have had the privilege of seeing how your efforts accomplished great things for many thousands of Janesville’s children.
Your collaboration, teamwork, and positive demeanor continue to drive student success for which our community should be proud. I will say it now, and I will continue to say it after my retirement – the employees in the School District of Janesville are outstanding.
I send you my best wishes for a strong and safe finish to the school year. Thank you to our teachers…thank you to you all!