Updated: May 1, 2012 8:37PM
As we embark on Teacher Appreciation Week (May 7-11), an encouraging new poll conducted by Everest College indicates that young adult Chicagoans do, in fact, hold educators in very high esteem. A majority of the 500 Chicago students and young adults polled – 53 percent – said at least one of their teachers made a significant difference or contribution to their success.
Few other professionals touch as many people as teachers do, and when young people can say a teacher has been a major, positive influence in their lives, it dramatically reinforces why educators should not only be appreciated for their efforts this week – but all year long.
I’m grateful to my fellow educators, for all that they do to educate and inspire today’s students. Their contribution to our community is invaluable.
Everest College – Burr Ridge