May 7, 2015
Courting The Allentown Teachers
To All Teachers in the Allentown School District, Thank you for all that you do to change the lives of our students. By creating an attitude of lifelong learning for our students, you are profoundly impacting their lives. I am sure there are some days (perhaps more than you would like to admit) that you ask yourself, “Why am I doing this?” Rest assured that you are changing the lives of young people every day. Do you remember the first time you helped a student have a revelation, where the lightbulb went on? Maybe they finally learned to tie their shoes, or they were able to solve an algebraic problem, or even understand Shakespeare…or you provided a snack when they had not eaten for the last day. The needs of our students are great. But our teachers are greater! Thank you for heeding the calling on your life and choosing the Allentown School District and our students. Happy Teachers Appreciation Week!
Charlie Thiel School Board Director
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ADDENDUM: Mark Smith feels that this post mischaracterized his intent. His reply is contained within the comment section.
ADDENDUM 2: I'm closing comments on this post. Please direct any additional comments on the school board election to the newer school board post, Allentown School Directors In Dark