November 15th-19th is American Education Week! A time for our community to honor and celebrate the incredible impact each of our Tomah Area School District employees has on the educational journey of our students!
The National Education Association was a primary creator and sponsor of this important week honoring those in the field of education. “In 1921, the NEA Representative Assembly in Des Moines, Iowa, called for designation of one week each year to spotlight education. In its resolution, the NEA called for: ‘An educational week ... observed in all communities annually for the purpose of informing the public of the accomplishments and needs of the public schools and to secure the cooperation and support of the public in meeting those needs.’ The first American Education Week was celebrated in 1921 with additional sponsors over the years that include the National PTA, American Legion, American Association of School Administrators, American Federation of Teachers, National School Boards, and many others.
On behalf of our community of learners, I want to thank each and every Tomah Area School District employee for their tremendous gifts and talents brought to our students and families. Their powerful presence, strength, innovative spirit, and tireless efforts move our district forward through stressful times. Our children benefit in so many ways from caring and professional people working in our transportation, food service, maintenance, custodial, and central office departments along with fellow educators assigned to our attendance centers in many different roles and programs. Each organizational department and every school program working together promoting high quality educational opportunities for every child, every day!
American Education Week is our opportunity to thank and celebrate our Tomah Area School District employees for making our school district a great place for our children to learn and grow! Thank you!