Happy New Year! Welcome back! We hope you had a restful and rejuvenating Winter Break. As we launch into the new year, we want to praise the hardworking educators in this country, and around the globe.
We know that the world of education has been dramatically changed by COVID-19 and the events of 2020. It has been a frustrating time of trial and error, stops and starts, and new challenges that teachers and administrators have never faced.
And yet. The strength, determination, ingenuity, and perseverance of our educators has been nothing short of astonishing. With the wellbeing of their students as their compass, educators have rallied to find solutions to problems nobody had even thought of before. All you have to do is watch a recording of a kindergarten teacher enthusiastically going over letter sounds with squirrely five year olds over ZOOM, or an art teacher leading a lesson in sculpting (a decidedly hands-on experience) remotely, or listen to a teacher describe how he sanitizes his classroom each day to keep his students safe to see dedication personified.
Although the New Year brings a fresh start, we still have many challenges ahead. Until the pandemic is under control, educators will be hamstrung by the restrictions that are still in place. But we believe that hindsight will show the incredible amount of bravery and fortitude that you educators have shown on behalf of your students. You have gone above and beyond anything you ever trained or prepared for. We are honored to work alongside such heroes!
Thank you for your tireless efforts. We sincerely hope that 2021 eventually brings a sense of normalcy and calm. We look forward to supporting you while we work through these current challenges, and beyond!
Happy New Year!
From the 321 Insight Team