May 4–8th marked Teacher Appreciation Week. Randal Lutz, Superintendent of Schools shared, "there are many people in our schools that serve in this role: faculty, paraprofessional, administrators, support staff. They are all working to meet the needs of our children. When we think about the number 2020, normally we might think about clear vision. This year has brought us anything but clarity—except for one thing. The teachers and educators in our children's lives are more important than ever."
The District compiled a video from footage taken in the fall that can be viewed here. The Board of School Directors passed a resolution underscoring their deep appreciation for the work our educators do year-round.
Baldwin-Whitehall School District
Resolution of Recognition
Commemoration of Teacher Appreciation Week
May 4–8, 2020
WHEREAS, the success of our children and the Baldwin-Whitehall School District community are significantly influenced by the exemplary teachers in our District who dedicate their talents of heart and mind to helping ensure that our public schools and our young people excel; and
WHEREAS, the knowledge, support, and skills our teachers provide students will positively impact generations for years to come; and
WHEREAS, Baldwin-Whitehall School District teachers challenge students to meet academic standards, while also teaching them to apply what they learn using critical thinking and problem solving; and
WHEREAS, in our complex and rapidly changing economy, teachers lay a foundation for success in developing students' creative thinking, collaboration, and communication skills; and
WHEREAS, Baldwin-Whitehall School District teachers dedicate countless hours to ensure their students' academic, social, and emotional well-being; and
WHEREAS, Baldwin-Whitehall School District teachers strive to instill within their students a lifelong love of learning and encourage students to achieve their goals while recognizing that every student has unique strengths and needs; and
WHEREAS, Baldwin-Whitehall School District teachers, through their service as mentors, coaches, and club sponsors, model good citizenship and encourage students to contribute to their communities;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Baldwin-Whitehall School District Board of School Directors recognizes May 4–8 2020, as Teacher Appreciation Week and encourages the schools and community to recognize the contributions of their outstanding teachers;
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Baldwin-Whitehall School District Board of School Directors expresses its sincere gratitude to all District teachers who enthusiastically dedicate themselves to our schools and students.
Adopted on the 6th of May in the Year 2020
Dr. Anthony DiCesaro Dr. Randal A. Lutz
President, Board of School Directors Superintendent of Schools