February 07, 2009
I'm a teacher who retired from East Aurora after having spent 24 of my 34 years in the high school. I found the teachers to be well-educated, hard-working, caring and dedicated individuals. I've personally known many who had the opportunity to go elsewhere and earn much more money, but chose to stay in East Aurora because they loved the students. While parent involvement isn't what it should be, it is getting better. Please keep in mind, however, that students need to be held accountable for their success in school, too. Too many times students, and sadly, some parents, want the teachers or administrators to 'do the work' for them, but that teaches the students nothing about subject matter, responsibility, or personal accountability. Having successful academic achievement takes work from students, teachers, and parents. When those three groups work together, great things will happen. Let's roll up our sleeves and get busy!
- submitted by a teacher