This isn't at all what I'd planned for today's gratitude message, but I can't resist. Teachers and principals attend a lot of training/professional development, and often, it takes place before (for elementary) or after (for middle and high school) the school day. Today we have 30 elementary teachers and principals here for a webinar. And this is the scene outside the training room: their own children quietly playing/studying/waiting.
So today, we are grateful not only for the dedication of our teachers and principals, but also for the support of their families. No one goes into education for the 9-5 hours, but our students reap the benefits of their passion and dedication.