Message from a Teacher

As educators, we have a unique opportunity to share our empowering stories with students and communities, and elevate this profession.

Posted by Barkada Circle on Friday, May 6, 2016

I remember vividly the adults in my community who inspired me to give back to others.

That is what teaching is about.
The passion.
The commitment.
The joy.
The stories.

As educators, we have a unique opportunity to share our empowering stories with students and communities, and elevate this profession. We must lead the charge and change the dialogue surrounding conversations about this profession.

I will make this year about bringing classrooms into communities, and communities into classrooms–creating moments–and starting a national conversation about how we can all be better for kids. Everyone has something to contribute, but we cannot do it alone.

Find your gift.
Tell your stories.

It truly does take a village.

— Jahana Hayes
    2016 National Teacher of the Year