Every public school should be a place where parents want to send their kids, educators want to work, and students can thrive. As a high school government and history teacher in the Cherry Creek School District, I have more than three decades of experience teaching the next generation honestly with age-appropriate material and without causing harm. I dedicated myself to ensuring that each child was engaged, supported, and challenged.
Often, that meant helping them overcome obstacles outside the classroom. Especially after all the challenges caused by the pandemic, parents and teachers need to work together to help students get caught up and back to feeling comfortable and normal again. Teachers and parents must be partners to ensure kids are learning and thriving.
All schools should have the resources and support they need to prepare our children to compete in the global economy. All families should have the resources and support they need to raise our next generation of inventors, thinkers, artists, and leaders.