Some people think that the winter holidays are the most wonderful time of the year, but we know the truth. For educators, SUMMER is the most wonderful time of year! Several consecutive weeks off, with a lot more freedom than usual. Educators still spend time preparing for the next school year, but they are (hopefully) able to sleep in a little bit later, travel, spend time with their families, and enjoy any number of activities that might otherwise be too hectic to partake in during the school year. Talk about a much-deserved break!
We wanted to know exactly how these superheroes plan on spending their time when they take off their capes this summer. Here’s what a few of our leader fellows had to say:
“I have two weeks off this summer and I’m spending the time with my family. We’re traveling to Casper, Wyoming, to visit my brother and his family. My son is turning five on July 16th, so we will be celebrating on the trip by taking the kids to visit Santa Claus at an amusement park called the North Pole in Colorado. I’m also attending the CTAT conference in July.”
“I’m spending my summer expanding my middle school college and career readiness program from 10 middle schools to 28 middle schools and 4 elementary schools. I-m also taking two vacations – the first trip will be to Montreal, Rome, and a Mediterranean cruise to the Greek Isles, followed by a wedding in Jamaica.”
“In early June, I’m going to start off my summer activities by taking my Subaru BRZ to Cresson, Texas. I’ll be participating in a high-performance driving event at the road race track there.”
One thing that came up during each of these conversations was that educators don’t stop working completely during the summer. They prepare materials and schedules for the next school year, they attend conferences to better themselves, and they train other educators. We think you’ll agree that this around-the-calendar dedication makes them truly amazing.
What are your plans for the summer? Hop over to our Facebook group and share your summer dreams with your friends and colleagues.
Whether time off means making family memories, sailing the Greek Isles, or taking the car out to the racetrack, we hope all Texas educators enjoy their summers!