May 4, 2021
A Message From Your Superintendent
Today is National Teacher Appreciation Day, and I’m proud to recognize and celebrate District 57 teachers, as well as all of our school staff members who make lasting contributions to our students every day. This is also our District’s Staff Appreciation Week. I’m so glad we have this time to come together as a community to say a heartfelt thank you.
This week we recognize the teachers, instructional assistants, secretaries, social workers, therapists, LRC staff, administrators and everyone else in the schools who plays an important role in the lives of our students. I would also like to give a special shoutout this year to our nurses and custodians who have been such an important part of our return to the buildings for in-person learning. Our nurses have learned so much about COVID safety procedures and have shared their expertise with us; they have been essential to the planning and implementation of our protocols and mitigations. The custodial staff also has undertaken extra training and has gone above and beyond in their efforts to keep the buildings safe and sanitized.
I know you join me in thanking the staffs at Westbrook, Fairview, Lions Park and Lincoln for their hard work and dedication – especially during this incredibly challenging year. Whether we were in remote, hybrid or in-person learning, they have given their all and have done everything they can to connect with students and ensure that learning continues and needs are met.
Thank you to all of the families who have been involved in providing special treats and surprises for staff this week. I’m sure it’s a great reminder of how valued they are during this special week, and each week of the year!
Dr. Elaine Aumiller
Superintendent of Schools, Mount Prospect School District 57