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    Celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week
    Posted on 05/08/2018
    Superintendent Nyland talks with teacher and students in a classroom

    The first full week of May, teachers are celebrated across the country. As a fellow educator, I want to extend my appreciation for the staff who are the heart of this organization. As I write this, we have 3,385 teachers and 1,179 substitute teachers on staff.

    I have visited classrooms nearly every week of my four years in Seattle, and it has been the highlight of my professional career to see our educators working diligently to support students. I continue to be inspired and proud of the work taking place in our classrooms, and the progress we are making as a district, and it is thanks to the remarkable instruction provided by our educators.

    The role of educator is multilayered, and increasingly challenging in today’s world. Our educators work to create engaging and supportive learning environments for every student, applying the craft of teaching to provide individualized support and adapt to changing demands and political landscapes. I am so thankful for the education I received from Seattle Public Schools teachers (a proud Roosevelt grad!) and for the gains we have made for the students in Seattle.

    Please join me in thanking a teacher who has had an impact on your life, and sharing appreciation for the educators of our district.

    With gratitude,

    Dr. Larry Nyland