Happy Teacher Appreciation Day

It is an honor to celebrate the many incredible educators in Mesa Public Schools this Teacher Appreciation Week. Your work is more important than you often allow yourself to consider. I know, however, the impact you have on our 64,000 students. It is tremendous. You can change a student's day with a smile or change a life with attention and expertise that unlocks learning and ignites dreams and aspirations. 

I invite you to view this year's tribute video and celebrate with me all of our wonderful educators.

Screen shot from teacher appreciation video of teacher looking at student

As I transition to retirement and a new adventure with my wife, my heart is filled with thoughts and hopes for the continued success of our students, teachers and staff. Mesa Public Schools is poised to do incredible things over the next several years. I encourage you to enjoy the journey toward unprecedented excellence.

As you plan and prepare for the new year, I hope you get a chance to meet your incoming superintendent, Dr. Ember Conley. She is an impressive educator, and I am confident you will be in good hands under her leadership.

During this year's Teacher Appreciation Day and Week, I encourage you to stop and think about what you do and why you do it. Ultimately, your thinking will lead to your core driving value — it's all about the kids. Our classified employees, leaders and, most certainly, master educators are all important members of the Mesa Public Schools family. Thank you for your contributions to our district and community.

With respect,


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