Thank you, Teachers

May 17, 2019

Thank you, teachers!

It's National Teacher Appreciation Week and we have to say, our teachers at the Cincinnati Public Schools are the best.

This week, the Cincinnati Public Schools Board of Education passed a Resolution in recognition of Teacher Appreciation Week. The Board of Education strongly encourages all members of our community to join with it in personally expressing appreciation to our teachers for their dedication and devotion to their work.

Resolution in Recognition of Teacher Appreciation Week

Our 2,900 teachers all bring something special to our classrooms. Whether you teach kindergarten, middle school or those students nearing graduation, your words of wisdom, kind actions and willingness to go beyond the call of duty has a huge impact on our students.

And so this week, we salute our CPS teachers who define excellence, seek innovation and are willing to go the distance, all in the name of our CPS students. You are making a lasting impact in our schools, communities and the teaching profession at large.

Teachers leave an everlasting impression. Everyone can recall a favorite teacher. The teacher staying later to help with a tough math problem, taking a few moments to explain the meaning behind a classic novel or simply listening can make a difference in a student’s life.

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Recently, we asked the 2019 CPS valedictorians to tell us who was their favorite teacher and why. Here is what they had to say.

West High class of 2019 valedictorians and salutorians included Dayiona Allen, Anna-Kay Spenser, Ingrid Brinton and Jerry Smith. 

"Ms. Silbernagle is my favorite because she seemed like more than a teacher. She helps me stay on top of my work and understands that there is life beyond school hours."

—Dayiona Allen

"Ms. Schleuter motivates students to work hard and ensures that everyone does their work. She stays after school almost every evening to help students."

—Anna-Kay Spenser

"Mr. Caproni is very knowledgeable and easygoing. I feel like all of my questions have been answered."

—Ingrid Brinton

"Ms. Lewis-Thornton and Mr. Cox have great personalities, are caring and they go further than just teaching. Both stay after school and care about me as a person instead of a student."

—Jerry Smith