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Letter: Thankful for great teachers

You asked the question, “What makes you thankful?” This seems like the perfect opportunity to express my thankfulness for the teachers of our public schools.

We moved here seven years ago as my daughter, Rachel Abbott, was starting eighth grade. We were a little anxious about her transition from a suburban Chicago public school to Page Middle School. Such major moves can be stressful and challenging for teenagers. The teachers and staff at Page made Rachel’s transition go smoothly. The band program was excellent, and the teachers and guidance department assisted in more ways than can be stated in this letter.

By the end of that first year in the county, Rachel was at home in Gloucester and ready for high school. Wow!! During the next four years at Gloucester High School, Rachel (and I) encountered the best educators and most compassionate professionals, who truly cared about their students.

My daughter was challenged by classes and teachers, and she thrived in the ...

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