Teacher Appreciation Week 2016

The spotlight is on teachers across the nation as schools, businesses, and organizations celebrate National Teacher Appreciation Week.

On Monday, Superintendent Kelly Sprinkles shared this thank you message with employees in the Knox County Public Schools:

Knox County Staff,

I wanted to take a minute out of your busy Monday and work week to extend my appreciation for the dedication that you have to the students of Knox County.  As we celebrate National Teacher Appreciation Week, I would like to remind everyone that you play a vital role in the education of our students.  It takes us all, working together, everyday, to move Knox County forward.

We have a lot to celebrate in the Knox County Public Schools.  One distinguished school, four proficient schools, and Knox Central exiting priority are all accountability related achievements this year.  Beyond the curriculum, mandates, and partnerships that we have are caring individuals who are committed to kids.  You are the reason for our achievements.  I cannot express my appreciation enough for the encouragement and compassion that you show our kids.

Here we are at the end of another school year.  In the days ahead we will conduct end of the year testing, recognize students, conduct commencement for the Class of 2016, and wrap up 2015-2016 while looking ahead to the future.  During Teacher Appreciation Week, and every other week of the year, know that your work is making a difference.

Again, I say thank you.  Have a great week and month ahead.