Teaching is an astounding profession. As teachers, you are immediately included in developing the lives of the young people in our operation. The teachings you teach, the skills they learn, and the values you impart will stay with them permanently.
The topic of this year’s World Teachers’ Day is “Young Teachers: The future of the Profession.” No matter what stage you are at in your profession, I’m sure you can recall the excitement and joy you felt when you first stepped into a classroom and started working with students. Today’s teacher candidates are coming to us extremely skilled and educated. Their thoughts, ideas, and approaches help the DSBN find productive new ways to support students and see that they get the best start in life.
In an extension of observing our newest teachers, I also want to recognize the work and expertise of experienced teachers. The mentorship, support, and management you provide incoming teachers help build their confidence and prepare them for long careers of supporting Niagara’s children. We have experienced great achievements over the past decade and much of that is thanks to your hard work, both with students and guiding teachers beginning their careers.
Thank you all for your allegiance to studying and teenagers.