• Thank you to the parents, teachers and staff

    My teacher gave me the best gift of all, Believing in me. - Anonymous

    Superintendent Craig Woods

    I marvel at the incredible work our teachers and staff do day in and day out. And this is the week to honor them. 

    But the Emmett School District teaching staff grew by hundreds this spring when the pandemic shifted education from the classrooms to the living rooms and kitchens in Gem County. Yes, we have teachers and staff guiding the effort, but parents, grandparents and guardians have a much greater responsibility right now.

    I can’t say it enough: Whether they teach from the classroom or computer or their living room … I believe in our teachers -- including our new “home” teachers. 

    What a teacher writes on the whiteboard of life can never be erased. - Anonymous

    Our new “home” teachers have linked arms with our educators to help students finish out the school year. This is on top of their other regular household and employment obligations. These parents, grandparents and guardians didn’t sign up for this. 

    Suddenly they are learning the ins and outs of Google Classroom, managing their “students” in a way they never imagined. 

    Our students will never erase this unprecedented period in their life. And in years to come they will appreciate what you have all done. 

    Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all. - Aristotle

    Educators fight the potential of burnout, because they put their whole heart into it. We hope our “home school teachers” survive the next few weeks as we wind down this historic school year, because I know their heart has guided them as well. 

    I can’t say thank you enough to everyone for a job well done!

    A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning. - Brad Henry

    As I reflect on the challenges and successes of this school year, I have been inspired, I have well-founded hope that tomorrow will be better and that we will all ignite the imagination to love new ways of learning. 

    Thank you!

    Craig Woods, Emmett Superintendent


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