I’ve said this before I’ll say it a million times over, teachers are in more ways than not, a lot like police officers, firemen, and ER responders. They are the unsung heroes of society and with the failing educational system in America it is important to recognize that we need educators now more than ever.
Encouraging kids to do well and stay in school is a 24/7 job that teachers adore doing. Something inside of them drives to them to be able to get up every morning and put a group of young people’s needs in front of their very own. That is a lot more than I can say for some people.
Luckily, Ellen DeGeneres sees this the way I do, and she’s got a significantly more important platform than I do as well. So she is able to shine a spotlight on a teacher from New Mexico who has been going the extra mile for her students since day one.