Message from the Superintendent
Dear Teachers and Instructional Staff,
I cannot begin to tell or describe the significance of the role you play in the daily lives of our students. While I didn’t need a global pandemic to prove to anyone your commitment to our students, the lingering effects of that time period continue to reveal themselves and are yet truly unknown. You are survivors. And, look at what you do. You are still giving us your all. You are our star polishers and you are making our stars shine.
As Superintendent, I understand the depth of the importance of your work and commitment to the students of the city of Newark. You wake up every morning ready to fulfill the promise of each of your students, and encompass everything that it takes to be a dynamic and passionate educator. You teach curricula, nurture relationships, elevate student voices, and inspire the minds of every young person you encounter. You do the truly possible, you help children’s dreams become real. You do the truly possible. It is possible for their dreams to become real.
As a child of this city with teachers who taught me to dream big as you do, I thank you and I appreciate you, and I know our children do too.
It is my privilege and honor to recognize YOU, our teachers and all instructional staff, as we celebrate National Teacher Appreciation Day on May 2, 2023, and Staff Appreciation Week from May 8 – 12, 2023.
I acknowledge you and thank you for answering the call to be an educator at this pivotal time, and your choice to do so in the Newark Public Schools.