LOMBARD – State Rep. Terra Costa Howard, D-Glen Ellyn, is applauding local educators and encouraging residents to reach out and express their admiration and gratitude to teachers during this unprecedented Teacher Appreciation Week.

“At this time of year, teachers are usually working with students to wind up projects and celebrate a job well done,” Costa Howard said. “Instead – just as they have for the past two months – our teachers are stepping up to the incredible challenges created by COVID-19. They’re finding creative ways to continue educating and inspiring students through online learning and video conferences. They’re also providing an incredible example of leadership in our school communities, whether they’re handing out meals to students in need or staging car parades to celebrate their students’ milestones and achievements.”

Costa Howard said teachers share their students’ disappointment over the abrupt closing of schools and cancellation of the many springtime activities that traditionally mark the end of the school year.

“Like parents and students, teachers were looking forward to celebrating together at student concerts, athletic events, and graduation ceremonies,” Costa Howard said. “It’s hard to watch the school year come to an end without an opportunity to hug a special teacher and say goodbye in person. So it’s even more important during this Teacher Appreciation Week to reach out and make sure we let our teachers know how much we appreciate their skill, their creativity, and their unwavering commitment to educating the children of our community.”

Rep. Costa-HowardRep. Costa-Howard

(D-Glen Ellyn)
(D) 48th District

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