Originally published on Opelika-Auburn News - May 9, 2021
Teachers are so important in developing the next generation. They help them to learn and grow by providing one of the most powerful tools a young mind can wield: Knowledge.
With this week being Teacher Appreciation Week, we need to take a step back and recognize all that our great teachers do to support and prepare our students for the future.
That’s why I want to recognize my son’s teacher, Ms. Frazier. My son is enrolled in online learning with Alabama Destinations Career Academy. He struggled in a traditional brick and mortar setting, so we moved him to a school that offers more hands-on support.
Although it’s been an adjustment, he’s formed a strong bond over time with his Special Education teacher, Ms. Frazier. She goes above and beyond for her students and it shows through her dedication to being a thoughtful and caring educator. She gave Jordan the confidence to actively participate in class and fully engage in his learning. I honestly couldn’t have gotten through this year without her.
Teachers deserve to be celebrated year-round. But for at least one week out of the year, let’s give them the long overdue recognition and praise they deserve.
To learn more about Alabama Destinations Career Academy, please visit aldca.k12.com