This week is National Teacher Appreciation Week. Many of our Catholic schools have planned events to recognize the hard work and dedication of our talented teachers, administrators, and staff members. These events are meant to convey a sense of support and gratitude for the innumerable ways these individuals support the education of our students.
Cincy Magazine, a business magazine in the Cincinnati area, recently put out its inaugural list of outstanding educators. Of the 25 teachers honored in the story, 15 were from Catholic schools. As we begin the 2011-2012 school year, it is important to remember that quality learning begins with a strong teacher. Technology and textbooks are important to the learning process, but nothing can replace an engaging and effective instructor.