Mrs. Shiphorst, Mrs. Fields, Mr. Bates.... the list goes on. We all have our own roster of influential teachers and school employees who have made a difference in our lives - those people who made significant contributions to who we have become. We all have collective memories of school. Regardless of where or when we embarked on our school adventure, we still have the commonality of an "Education Experience."
November 16-22 will mark the 83rd annual observation of American Education Week - a time for recognizing our public schools and the relationships between teachers, students and parents. It is a time for celebrating our past school involvements and recognizing the current experiences for all students.
The theme of this year's celebration, "Great Public Schools for Every Child - America's Promise," reflects our nation's commitment to all students. The interaction between children, parents, and teachers cannot be underplayed. When partnerships between teachers and parents are strong, children's chances of success increase tremendously.