Thank you, teachers!
It's National Teacher Appreciation Week and we have to say, our teachers at the Cincinnati Public Schools are the best.
This week, the Cincinnati Public Schools Board of Education passed a Resolution in recognition of Teacher Appreciation Week. The Board of Education strongly encourages all members of our community to join with it in personally expressing appreciation to our teachers for their dedication and devotion to their work.
Our 2,900 teachers all bring something special to our classrooms. Whether you teach kindergarten, middle school or those students nearing graduation, your words of wisdom, kind actions and willingness to go beyond the call of duty has a huge impact on our students.
And so this week, we salute our CPS teachers who define excellence, seek innovation and are willing to go the distance, all in the name of our CPS students. You are making a lasting impact in our schools, communities and the teaching profession at large.
Teachers leave an everlasting impression. Everyone can recall a favorite teacher. The teacher staying later to help with a tough math problem, taking a few moments to explain the meaning behind a classic novel or simply listening can make a difference in a student’s life.
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Recently, we asked the 2019 CPS valedictorians to tell us who was their favorite teacher and why. Here is what they had to say.
Withrow class of 2019 valedictorians and salutorians included Kristian L. Young and Isaiah J. Houston.
"Ms. SP [Smith-Ponderman] is my favorite because ever since the first day of my junior year, she always was a sweet person with a positive attitude."
—Kristian L. Young
"Bishop O’Neal was and continues to be instrumental in my everyday life. He is so much more than just an instructor of music. He taught me discipline, integrity and kindness."
—Isaiah J. Houston