Teachers and educators help shape the future and the future of our kids. They put in long hours making class plans for the year, grading papers, homework and tests and just being a good influence on every child and teenager that walks into their classroom.
Each of us have been affected by teachers. Some of them were great, while others failed to inspire. But for those who step up, filled with compassion and the determination to educate, they hold the power to shape the future of the world by daring their students to dream, even when it may seem that the odds are stacked against the children who populate their classrooms.
As further proof that teachers don’t get paid nearly enough, a heroic elementary school teacher recently rescued a toddler from a SUV that had caught fire in the pickup lane at Cameron Ranch Elementary School in Carmichael, CA.