Happy Teacher Appreciation Day!

May 7, 2018

To honor our teachers across the network, we asked NTN staff what they appreciate most about NTN teachers. Thank you so much for your hard work. You are TRULY appreciated!

“We as a society do not give our teachers enough appreciation throughout the year, so it is hard to think that one day would be nearly enough, but I want to say thank you to all of the NTN teachers who work so hard to help educate the youth. As someone who graduated from a NTN school, I can promise you it does not go unnoticed or unappreciated – it sometimes just takes a while to sink in.” – Cassandra McCabe, Administrative Assistant for Events Team

“I appreciate NTN teachers because they are willing to take risks to do what is best for students. I appreciate NTN teachers because they are willing to grow and do difficult work in order to do so. I appreciate NTN teachers because they bring to life the NTN mission.” – Lindsey Risner, Echo Community Manager

“As a parent, I am forever grateful for the skills that NTN teachers impart! They are teaching my daughter to be successful in college and life.” – Krista Clark, Director of Communications

“Teachers are heroes, no doubt… but NTN teachers are true Superheroes. They come in every day with all the pressures that every educator in the country faces, but continue to strive for authentic learning experiences for all students and provide more than what they are required day in and day out.” – Leah Henry, School Development Coach

“I love NTN teachers because they choose to create deeper learning experiences that empower students as learners and inquirers!” – Matt Thompson, School Development Coach

“Thanks so much for your service, love and commitment to our kids. You are awesome!” – Graysen Walles, Director, District and School Development

“I appreciate NTN teachers because they do anything and everything (mostly everything) to make their students’ education richer and more vibrant.” – Geoff Krall, School Development Coach

“Thank you for your commitment to your students, for working to create a culture that empowers them to be learners and problem solvers, for being innovators and creators.  Thank you for the hard work you do every day.” – Alan Veach, Director, District and School Development

“Bringing true curiosity to their classrooms, connecting content to community, and supporting student growth in multiple learning outcomes – these are just a few of the reasons I so appreciate NTN teachers and facilitators!” – Beth Boesche-Taylor, Survey Manager

“NTN Teachers embody passion.  The countless hours and thought that go into creating projects, building culture and utilizing community amaze me.  I’m grateful to be part of a profession that cares so deeply about the impact we are making on students and their families.  Thank you for the work that you’re doing. It’s beautiful.” – Jodi Posadas, School Development Coach

“No matter how many schools I visit, and how many teachers I meet, I never lose awe and appreciation for what they do for kids everyday.  I’ve had teachers give me goosebumps and make me tear up when watching them do their magic in the classroom.  I am so thankful to be THAT fortunate.  Thank you for all that you do, everyday!” – Kelley McKaig, Echo Curation Manager

“So thankful to our New Tech Network teachers who make a great difference in student’s lives. Their passion, dedication, optimism, and energy to help students learn in a project based environment is truly amazing and admirable!” – Alma Hernandez, Events Coordinator

“I appreciate NTN teachers because they are committed to their students well-being inside and out. It is more than just a day’s work for them. When they have students who struggle, they develop strategies to try help the student learn in different ways.  They care deeply about educating children and never accept failure.” – Claire Ferrari-Birks, Accounting Clerk

“This Maya Angelou quote reminds me of NTN Teachers: ‘People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.'” – Christine Lintz, Director of Human Resources

“The passion and dedication that drive NTN teachers is truly a force  – it pushes me to be better at my job supporting NTN teachers!” – Liz Bergeron, Director of Research