These are the representatives of the teaching profession from all of the States in our nation and U.S. Territories! What a group of people! You can see that the group spans the ages and experience of teachers everywhere! It was so interesting to get to know them and learn from each and every one of them!
When you think about a teacher, remember that this person is an important helper in our world! A teacher is there to share, inspire and remind students every day that there is hope for tomorrow and that dreams can become a reality.
These people you see in the photo teach math, science, art, music, language and reading. They believe that each student is a world and we must learn how to travel there, learn about the topography and invite growth! What was fun as well was understanding that each state and territory had so much to offer - mountains, fishing, oceans, forests! What a nation!
When I heard my fellow state teachers sharing the gifts of their individual states with pride and joy, I was reminded of the song "America" which I sang so often as a child and which still gives me chills today!
"Oh beautiful for spacious skies for amber waves of grain. For purple mountains majesty, above the fruited plains. America, America, God shed his grace on thee and crown thy good with brotherhood from sea to shining sea!"