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Wallace Recognizes Teachers, Drops off Treat Baskets

05/19/2017

ROCKFORD, Ill. - Noting the dedication and commitment of local teachers, state Rep. Litesa Wallace, D-Rockford, is asking residents to recognize educators in Rockford as the school year comes to a close.

"Teachers deserve continued acknowledgement due to their role in the social and mental development of our students," Wallace said. "Education at every level is impactful because of the teacher or professor who inspires our students to be the best version of themselves. Teachers are indeed everyday role models who change lives for the better."

Teacher appreciation week is recognized in May by national organizations including the National Education Association and the National PTA. This year, the National PTA used the theme "Teachers Deliver," to emphasize the role that teachers have on the future of students. Since taking office, Wallace has had treat baskets featuring apples, granola bars and other snacks dropped off to local schools within her district during the month of May.

"Our teachers do not have an easy job, and they will have an instrumental impact on the development of our community moving forward," Wallace said. "Education has been a priority for me even before I was a representative, and I will continue to work to ensure our educators receive the tools they need to be successful."


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