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AAE Utah Celebrates Teachers
posted by: Cindy Omlin | May 31, 2013, 12:03 AM   

While Teacher Appreciation Week has come and gone, it is never too late to celebrate teachers and their many contributions to communities across the country. Last week, AAE-Utah Membership Director Charity Smith celebrated the history of teaching in Utah by leading a walking field trip for students, teachers, and community members.

Coordinated by Boulton Elementary School's dedicated third grade teachers, the field trip led participants to the memorial site of one of Utah's first teachers, Hanna Holbrook. There, Charity dressed up as Hanna herself and told the story of a pioneering teacher. Ms. Holbrook began teaching students out of her home and eventually taught classrooms of more than 70 students. Like every great teacher, Ms. Holbrook believed every student could learn and has great potential.

The audience followed "Hanna's" every word, as Charity told stories of her teaching legacy. "Those who attended this presentation learned of the love, dedication, and passion it takes to be a teacher, using this one example even from the beginning of Utah's statehood," said Charity.

Charity's celebration of an important figure in the teaching profession is a poignant reflection of AAE's commitment to celebrating all educators. Just as Hanna Holbrook founded her school on hard work and high prioritization of students' education, AAE celebrate professionalism, perseverance, and passion for teaching.



Originally posted by Ruthie at AAE.

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