It's Teacher Appreciation Week! We asked a few of our teammates from around the Network to help us say THANK YOU to the 1000+ teachers who make our world go 'round.
“AF Teachers – we would LITERALLY not have schools without you. There are no harder-working, passionate, loving people on the planet, and watching each of you work fills me with daily gratitude. Thank you for all you do to ensure a brighter, more equitable future for kids.” – Paige Carstensen, Team Special Services
“Thank you to all our teachers! Every day you are changing lives and having an impact. Whether it is the miles walked circulating to support scholars in class, countless pens depleted from providing feedback on scholar work, hours spent tutoring scholars every moment of the day or cell phone minutes used making posi calls, AF teachers always go the distance. Thank you for your commitment to our scholars and making sure you bring your best self every day!” – Claire Polcrack, Team Teaching and Learning
“Our teachers are AMAZING! They are changing kids' lives every day with love, compassion and an unflagging commitment to supporting each child to be his or her best self. I am incredibly grateful for everything they do.” – Amara Lynch, Team Greenfield
“I’ve had the joy of working with some of the best teachers in the world for several years – those at Achievement First Brownsville Elementary school! I am in awe of your dedication, your perseverance, your flexibility to take anything that comes your way and your grit. Thank you for all that you do every day to see our children and families be successful.” – Kathryn Castello, Team Talent Development
“Whenever I’m with our scholars, it’s clear that they are brilliant, happy, excited about learning and definitely going places! And so much of that is owed to our amazing teachers. Thank you for all that you do to ensure that our future leaders are smart, fierce, hardworking and know the deep value that they add to the world.” – Tammy Phan, Team Recruit
“I am so thankful for all of the AF teachers! They are working hard every single day to make sure that the next generation of leaders is ready to take on the world. I can’t think of a single time I’ve visited a school and didn’t see teachers being rock stars and doing whatever it takes for their kiddos and their teams. Thank you, teachers!” - Leonore Waldrip, Team Marketing & Communications
“AF teachers are my role models. They are warm and loving. They demand the best of their kiddos and each other. They fire on all cylinders through long days and somehow still look super stylish doing it. AF teachers are selfless, thoughtful, funny, hip, nerdy, genuine and downright super-powered. When I grow up, I want to be like them.” – Amy Helbig, Team Chief of Staff
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