By Maj. Gen. Kent Savre and Command Sgt. Maj. Jon Stanley
Special to GUIDON
Teacher Appreciation Week, Monday through May 11 — including National Teacher Appreciation Day, Tuesday, — is an opportunity to honor our nation’s professional educators for their positive impact on the lives of our children, families and communities far beyond the boundaries of the classroom.
Although Mattye Woodridge and Eleanor Roosevelt first inspired the idea in 1953, the Parent Teacher Association officially established Teacher Appreciation Week in 1985. Today, whether it’s a gift, a heartfelt note, or even a hand-shake, former and current students should take time to say “thank you” in their own special way.
On Fort Leonard Wood, we are dedicated to supporting teachers and school administrators in our community. Please take time to join us in fostering relationships with educators, supporting our children and their academic achievements, and remaining engaged in our local school systems.
Teachers are critical members of our team of teams here in the heart of America. We appreciate the unwavering support of our area school districts for going above and beyond to place our children first. Thank you for all you do to make this a great place to live, learn, and work. We are proud to serve with you.
Victory starts here — victory through skill.
(Editor’s note: Savre is the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence and Fort Leonard Wood commanding general. Stanley is the MSCoE and Fort Leonard Wood command sergeant major.)