We are thankful for teachers everywhere, especially Rethink educators, whose work makes our jobs worthwhile.
As the calendar year winds to a close, many of us are reflecting on what we are personally thankful for celebrating the many privileges our lives afford. As work is an important aspect of my life, I am sincerely thankful for my Rethink colleagues, our Rethink customers and our shared work in improving the lives of those living with disabilities. There is much to be thankful for at Rethink.
One of the greatest gifts educator’s experience is participating in student learning. I am thankful for the educators that spend every day with students ensuring that they achieve their optimal life outcomes. Teachers like Jennifer Harris who supported a student with effective teaching that was truly life changing for him and his family. Her student may have the opportunity to return home from a residential placement. Teachers like Dmitry Libman and Kara O’Donnell, who believe it is their job to ensure students leave school and enter adulthood with meaningful skills that promote employment possibilities and result in positive social relationships.
Rethink wants to thank all of the teachers who have dedicated their careers to educating children. Our Thank a Teacher campaign affords you an opportunity to thank a teacher who had made an impact on you. one of your students or one or your children or family members. Teachers are influential in all of our lives, they deserve our thanks for their dedicated service.
To all of our Rethink educators – we are grateful for your service. We thank you for supporting children to lead meaningful lives and we look forward to our continued shared work in 2016.
Dr. Patricia Wright is Rethink’s VP of Professional Services and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. Prior to joining Rethink, she was the National Director for Autism Services at Easter Seals, one of the largest social service providers for individuals with autism. Dr. Wright has a passion for education and has dedicated her career to ensuring that individuals with disabilities are fully included in society.