The 90th annual observance of American Education Week ends Monday. Our theme, "Great Public Schools: A Basic Right and Our Responsibility," highlights the importance of bringing together educators, parents, students, and communities in a unified effort to continue the proud tradition of great public schools.
Educators of today play multiple roles in the success of our students. They nurture, inspire, coach, support and motivate students to reach their maximum potential. Twenty first Century students learn not only the "basics" during their time in public education, but, they also learn to be critical thinkers, problem solvers and collaborators. These skills are necessary to be successful in an ever changing world.
We are proud of the accomplishments of our students and we work every day to prepare our students to be successful. As part of our team philosophy, we all work together to encourage continued growth. That is why we have mentoring programs for students and teachers. Additionally, professional development is provided to all educators to advance their knowledge and skills in relation to current educational trends that support achievement for all students. We know that by working together, each child can be successful.
Parents, as we celebrate this week, we invite you to visit your child's school to discover ways in which we can work collaboratively to make public education even more powerful. If you are a community member that currently does not have children in school, please come and visit also. It truly does take a community to raise a child.
Thank you for your continued support of the East Lycoming School District and public education. Together we do make a difference.
East Lycoming Education Association
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