Thank You to Texas Teachers

May 8, 2018

Today is Teacher Appreciation Day! And all week is Teacher Appreciation Week, a time for all of us to take the opportunity to let our teachers know how immensely appreciative we are of them and their work.

Both of my parents were teachers, and I had the pleasure of being a teacher and principal in Texas schools for ten years. Those were some of the most fun and rewarding years! I know from experience that being a teacher is a demanding job, but an extremely important one. Our Texas teachers are helping to make sure that the next generation is prepared to lead our state. But teachers don’t just teach – they inspire, encourage, nurture, motivate, and empower our children. Teachers are ensuring that every Texas student receives a well-rounded, high-quality education, and enjoys it while doing so. We want to extend our sincerest gratitude for all of the teachers here in Texas that are making that possible.

So this week, I want to say “thank you” to each and every teacher across Texas for your hard work, your dedication, and your commitment to ensuring that every child in Texas has the opportunity to succeed.