Teacher Appreciation Week

Dear Superintendents,

There are a number of memos this week with important information and updates. As always, memos are released to Wyoming superintendents several days in advance of sending to particular educator audiences and posting to our website.

It was wonderful to see and take part in Teacher Appreciation Week 2018. Teachers are certainly the cornerstone of providing a quality education for every student and deserve every ounce of our praise.

Soon, we will release an introductory video for Boot Up Wyoming, our computer science initiative. This is the first call to action for stakeholders-parents, teachers, students, partners-to get engaged in the development of standards. The video will be available on social media and our website and will be a discussion starter at upcoming public input meetings across the state.

Here is a teaser from Wyoming’s 2017 Teacher of the Year and State Board member, Ryan Fuhrman

Sara Reed poses for a picture with Vice President Mike Pence in a crowded room in the White House.
2018 Wyoming Teacher of the Year, Sara Reed, with Vice President Pence
Superintendent Balow stands with participants and leaders from the Rawlins Best Buddies program underneath a big banner that reads, "Best Buddies".

Rawlins students, teachers, leaders, and community partners celebrated the inaugural year of the Best Buddies program

Memos to be released on Monday, May 14:

Jillian