Teacher Appreciation Week

Hi teachers!

I recently received an email from a Scope teacher that moved me deeply. She had just retired and was going through some of her old materials, when she came across a letter I’d written to Scope teachers a couple of years ago. She told me that re-reading the letter touched her heart and reminded her of all the reasons she came to school each day.

Of course, I went and dug up that letter immediately. And so I am sharing this letter with you once again, because I mean every word as earnestly and deeply today as I did when I first wrote it.




You can read letter below:



Here is the transcript:


Dearest teachers,


I want to take a moment to say thank you to each and every one of you. Thank you for pouring your hearts and souls into your students’ learning. Thank you for working so tirelessly to help them become stronger readers, writers, and thinkers. Thank you for those long hours spent perfecting your lesson plans, grading (many!) essays, and coming up with creative ways to differentiate your instruction. Thank you for caring so much that you find yourself worrying about that one student into the wee hours of the night. Thank you for your creativity, your wisdom, your fortitude.

You inspire me. You are the reason we make this magazine. It is an honor and a privilege to be a part of your classroom. So thank you for doing what you do.

Thank you for being you.


Wishing you and your students a wonderful holiday,