To many, teaching is simply a profession… but in our mind and the minds of their students, teachers are heroes. When we consider the people who had the most impact on our lives, teachers are always among the first to leap to mind. From the earliest years of our lives and the lives of our children, educators guide us, encourage us, and inspire us to be the best we can be.
What makes teachers move from professionals to heroes? Their hearts. Teachers dedicate their lives to providing a positive example for the children in their care. They are not only educators: they are role models, social workers, disciplinarians, cheerleaders—the list goes on and on.
Teachers provide support and stability for children who have none. They help their students build self-esteem, discover and pursue their passions, and conquer adversity. They teach them to learn from their mistakes and to keep striving to improve—no matter what!