A MESSAGE FROM OUR VCSC SUPERINTENDENT:
Dear Vigo County Community;
As a community, we will probably remember 2020’s Teacher Appreciation Week, May 4-8, like no other.
“I thought we would be back.”
“I thought we would have more time.”
“It all moved so quickly.”
“I wished we could have said goodbye.”
Those are just a few thoughts shared with me by teachers these past several weeks.
As teachers take on the impossible task to replicate school from their living rooms, I have been amazed by them. This school year has not been the path for the faint-hearted. As it has unfolded I have been in awe of our teacher’s determination to overcome, their creative spirit to deliver instruction remotely, and their willingness to go the extra step. These extra steps have allowed them to cross the great divide between digital and paper packet learning. As an educator, I have always known that teachers are the doers, the makers of things, the healers of hurt feelings, the sages of good advice, and yes, the instructors of curriculum. Sometimes those qualities are celebrated but more often not. Today, however, I believe that Teacher Appreciation Week takes on a whole new meaning. Today, our nation now understands how they led our nation’s youth through this rugged path toward learning in an uncertain time.
To our teachers: THANK YOU!
As we turn our attention toward ending our school year, I am humbled by the task before us, but grateful that I am collaborating with an amazing faculty and community.
Sincerely and with much appreciation,
Rob Haworth, Superintendent