Teachers: We appreciate you!

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! In honor of this week honoring teachers’ contributions to student development, we wanted to share some of our favorite video clips from RaiseMe educators on what drives them to do their very best at their jobs everyday.

We hope you enjoy your week, and take some time to celebrate yourself!

Jessica Adams of Animas High School in Durango, Colorado on why her work as an educator is meaningful to her:


Lawrence Wolff of Glen Rock High school in New Jersey, on what makes his work as an high school counselor count:


Anna Maria Vaccaro of St. Ignatius College Prep in San Francisco, CA on how she helps students who raise their hand find their path to college: 


Kenneth Bordelon of YES Prep in San Antonio, TX shares insights behind his commitment to supporting students of all backgrounds:


DeWhitney UpChurch of UNC Chapel Hill shares how she stays committed to her students: 

Thea Lee is on the District Partnerships team at RaiseMe. Prior, Thea taught at KIPP Central City in New Orleans. In her free time, she enjoys getting outdoors, going to the movies, and reading about public education in the U.S.