Thank you, Teachers

May 17, 2019

Thank you, teachers!

It's National Teacher Appreciation Week and we have to say, our teachers at the Cincinnati Public Schools are the best.

This week, the Cincinnati Public Schools Board of Education passed a Resolution in recognition of Teacher Appreciation Week. The Board of Education strongly encourages all members of our community to join with it in personally expressing appreciation to our teachers for their dedication and devotion to their work.

Resolution in Recognition of Teacher Appreciation Week

Our 2,900 teachers all bring something special to our classrooms. Whether you teach kindergarten, middle school or those students nearing graduation, your words of wisdom, kind actions and willingness to go beyond the call of duty has a huge impact on our students.

And so this week, we salute our CPS teachers who define excellence, seek innovation and are willing to go the distance, all in the name of our CPS students. You are making a lasting impact in our schools, communities and the teaching profession at large.

Teachers leave an everlasting impression. Everyone can recall a favorite teacher. The teacher staying later to help with a tough math problem, taking a few moments to explain the meaning behind a classic novel or simply listening can make a difference in a student’s life.

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Recently, we asked the 2019 CPS valedictorians to tell us who was their favorite teacher and why. Here is what they had to say.

Hughes STEM class of 2019 valedictorian and salutorians included Kameia Edwards, Di’Jaye Hankerson, Payton Turnbow, Katherine Wendeln and Tarriq Williams.

"Ms. Vagedes is my favorite because she made learning fun. She also taught me more than English — she taught me how to be positive."

—Kameia Edwards

"Ms. Vagedes always taught us what success means and how to get there without complaining."

—Di’Jaye Hankerson

"Mr. Hatcher is my favorite teacher because we were able to have conversations about world problems and come up with ideas on how to fix them — he made me think creatively."

—Payton Turnbow

"Mr. Scheulte, Mr. E and Ms. Kemme are all super supportive of all of us and they make school fun! I could not ask for better teachers!"

—Katherine Wendeln

"Mr. Sorrentino has always made sure that I was on the right track to graduate. He made sure that I was ready to move on to the next step."

—Tarriq Williams