GCS Extends Thank a Teacher Celebration to Include All District Employees


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With nearly 5,000 teachers and 10,000 employees, one day or week is simply not enough time to say thank you. That’s why GCS is encouraging the community to extend National Teacher Appreciation Week (May 7-13) and Teacher Appreciation Day (May 9) for the entire month of May to celebrate all GCS employees.

At their meeting Thursday, Guilford County Board of Education members proclaimed the month of May “Teacher Appreciate Month” for Guilford County Schools for the seventh year in a row. You may view the proclamation by clicking here.

“I have been involved with Guilford County Schools for 15 years, and I’ve seen first-hand the team work and talent it takes help children learn and grow,” said Kelly Langston, North Carolina PTA president. “One day and one job title simply isn’t enough to fully express our thanks for the work that is done in this district.”

Students, parents, community members and staff are encouraged to share stories of how GCS employees have improved their lives by emailing those stories to goodnews@gcsnc.com or share on social media with the hashtag #amazingGCS.

Messages are already pouring in, including a note from parent Duncan Kennedy regarding his daughter’s bus driver, Jesse Rowe Jr.

“Jesse drives bus #886 and has driven our Irving Park Elementary 4th Grader, McKayla, to school every day since she started kindergarten at IPE. I enjoy talking with Jesse every morning – if only for a few minutes – before he continues on his bus route. He always has a smile and is quick to share a laugh. We miss him during the summer and always look forward to seeing his the first day of the new school year,” wrote Kennedy.

The community can view messages on GCS social media sites, and on the GCS website later in May.

Source: Guilford County Schools


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