May 10, 2023

Superintendent Expresses Gratitude to Teachers, Staff During Appreciation Week

To the Editor:

As we celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week, I would like to take a moment to express my gratitude for all the teachers and staff who have made a difference in my life.

I can remember my third-grade teacher, Mrs. Campbell, who always called me Dr. Carroll (my maiden name) and had a kind smile for me each morning. Even though I was just a child, she made me feel valued, seen, and important. I will never forget how much she inspired me to learn and excel in school.

As I progressed through school, I had several other teachers who made a positive impact on my life. They challenged me to think critically, pushed me to reach my potential, and helped me to discover my passion for learning.

I am indebted to these teachers for their dedication, hard work, and commitment to their students. They have truly made a difference in my life, and I will be forever grateful.

Today, I am grateful to serve and work alongside teachers and staff members who are making a difference in the lives of our 3,800+ students attending Princeton Public Schools.

During Teacher Appreciation Week (May 8-12), and every week, let us take a moment to thank our PPS teachers and staff, who have touched our lives in such a positive way!

Dr. Carol L. Kelley
Superintendent of Schools
Valley Road