Last fall I had a knot in the pit of my stomach and an ominous, looming and foreboding feeling when I thought of enrolling my son in public school. For all of my fond childhood memories with school mates, looking back I can see a lot of failings, too.
Furthermore, it seems that everywhere you go these days you hear about the negative aspects of public education as we approach 2020.
I’m sure those negative aspects exist, and I am certain the system is far from flawless, but five months into my child’s experience with school all I can say is THANK YOU to the teachers/ staff at MCES. It has been an overwhelmingly positive experience, and for a skeptic like myself, that is saying a lot.
The teachers in Pre-K have gone above and beyond in making a happy, challenging and fun learning environment. My son’s teacher has answered texts off the clock more than once, and is one of the most accessible and easy to talk to people I’ve had the pleasure of knowing.
Principal Gill waits at the crosswalk every morning. When I was in grade school, I remember my principal as being a cold and distant, sort of scary guy who kept to his office. It was the custodian who waited at the crosswalk back then, not the principal, decked out in a raincoat, or snow boots, or whatever it takes to greet the kids every morning.
In a time when machines have greatly replaced humans and overall kindness is not commonplace, the kind, considerate and devoted involvement of the MCES staff more than makes the mark. It exceeds it.
Thank you to the hardworking educators. If no one has told you how appreciated you are despite what I know must be the numerous challengers teachers go through, I’m saying it now.
If every county were fortunate enough to have an elementary school like ours, they would be lucky indeed.