Huntsville City Schools Celebrates Teachers
The event coincided with National Teacher Appreciation Week, held in May of every year, and has been led by the National PTA since 1984, to pay tribute to everyone who lends their service to educating our children.“We had a great time preparing to celebrate our teachers,” comments Dr. Debi Edwards, the Director of Secondary Education for Huntsville City Schools. The excitement amongst staff was palpable at the event. Dr. Tammy Summerville, the Director of Magnet Programs, said that everyone was “really excited to have an opportunity to show teachers that we appreciate everything that they do every single day.” Teachers seemed thrilled with the event, as well, with many taking to the dance floor or taking group photographs at the green screen booth. Julie Summers of New Century Technology High School said, “they’re showing us that they respect us, and they are happy with what we’re doing as teachers – and that makes a humongous difference.” According to Lisa Snodgrass, a teacher at the Academy for Academics and Arts, the event was “just what we needed as teachers, to give us a little boost.”
The district is also planning a special event for support staff this summer as well.