Teachers appreciated

Originally published in The Arkansas Democrat Gazette – July 10, 2020

With so much going on in the world, I think it’s important to take time to thank the adults in our lives who have worked hard to help us during this time. For me personally, I want to thank my teachers at Arkansas Virtual Academy, and my mom. My teachers helped me in my transition to online school so I could get a quality education like other students my age, and my mom supports me each day.

I know many students, parents, and teachers have had to make big life changes due to the changes in our world with covid-19. I know many of these transitions haven’t been easy for any of us.

As a student with Down syndrome, I am thankful for my school staff who have always been there to help me with my education. I want to thank one teacher in particular: Mrs. Darla Mainer. Mrs. Mainer is a wonderful and caring teacher. She always brightens my day and pushes me to do my best in school. If I’m having a tough day, Mrs. Mainer always knows how to cheer me up and help with my schoolwork.

Thank you, Mrs. Mainer, and all the teachers out there for your hard work! I encourage everyone to give thanks to those who are making an impact on your life. Let them know they’re appreciated.


Poplar Grove

To learn more about Arkansas Virtual Academy visit https://arva.k12.com/

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