This week, we recognize and honor you for your efforts on behalf of the Midland students. Teaching is one of the most challenging and fulfilling jobs, literally shaping and changing lives. During Teacher Appreciation Week, we’d like thank you for the vital role that you play in supporting students and strengthening the future of our community. You spend long hours designing challenging lessons, guiding students, providing feedback to students and families. You collaborate with colleagues, reflect on your instruction, and you stay current on research and changes in content and pedagogy. However, much of the work you do is about the intangible. It is about developing that spark between you and your students. Building that rapport is immeasurable. You see the potential in every student who walks through your door, even when the students may not recognize it for themselves.