May 9, 2014

Teacher Appreciation Week!

Posted in 50 Joy Drive, Employees, Events, Lund Early Childhood Program (LECP), New Horizons Educational Program tagged , , , , , , , , at 1:40 pm by Lund

Staff at Lund gathered together today to surprise our teachers with treats and thanks for National Teacher Appreciation Week.  Cookies, cards and African violets were delivered to the teachers at Lund’s Early Childhood Program and Lund’s New Horizons Educational Program during their lunch break and a group of staff members shared their appreciation for the work that our teachers do every day.  Associate Director of Residential and Community Treatment Services, Brian Southworth, shared how important meaningful New Horizons is in the students’ lives.  “You know better than any of us how many of the students wouldn’t be in school if it weren’t for you.  They were done with school until they came here and now I hear all the time about how they love school,” he told NHEP teachers Mary Farnsworth and Kathy Rossman.

Mary Farnsworth, Learning Together Coordinator Tammy Santamore and Kathy Rossman display their appreciation cards.

Mary Farnsworth, Learning Together Coordinator Tammy Santamore and Kathy Rossman display their appreciation cards.

The teachers at LECP play a similarly crucial role in their (younger) students lives.  The staff members at Joy Drive are lucky enough to see them at work every day in the playground playing, teaching, singing, loving and exploring with the children.  Those who visit from our other sites vie for seats on the side of the conference room that look out of the window so they can see the playground!

Lund's preschool teachers Ginny Prentiss and Colin Cope with their flowers of appreciation

Lund’s preschool teachers Ginny Prentiss and Colin Cope with their flowers of appreciation

Teachers at Lund have a huge impact outside the classroom.  They are often family educators, cheerleaders, and the conduit for connection to community resources for our families.  They find clothes and supplies for families who need them and go out of their way to help whenever they can.  They do as much as possible to make sure that the children and their parents have what they need to be successful and often represent the only, and extremely important stability, in the lives of our families.

Thank you to the teachers at Lund for all that you do.  We value you today and every single day.

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