Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!

A blog post by Director of Education Ilene Dackman-Alon. To read more posts by Ilene click here.


Teacher Appreciation Week recognizes the dedicated educators across the United States. Teachers play such a critical role in shaping and educating our children, who will eventually be the future leaders of our country. Teachers are kind, funny, patient, hard-working, dedicated professionals who are entrusted with the social and emotional well-being of their students. Today teachers are working harder than ever during this time of social distancing. Not only are teachers trying to provide lessons and instruction to their students, they are also checking in on their students, making sure that their students and families have enough to eat and are safe.

The education team at JMM want to give a shout out to all of the teachers across the State of Maryland and beyond to let you know that we are inspired by your hard work during this incredible time. We miss you and your students tremendously. I am reminded of other moments in history where teachers have gone beyond the scope of their classroom. Here are a few videos from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum that inspire me to think about teachers working in extraordinary times.

Landsberg DP Camp 1945-46

Jewish children at the Whittinghame Fame School- Scotland 1939

One room schoolhouse in central Poland, 1936

Pupils at the Goldschmidt School, 1937

It’s a privilege to work with you to provide resources and lessons to your students. Please feel free to reach out to us so we can continue to support you in all of the wonderful work that you do for our children.


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