A Message of Gratitude for Our Teachers During Teacher Appreciation Week

Dear Birch Family Services Education Staff, 

This week, May 8 to May 12, is Teacher Appreciation Week, and I want to take this opportunity to express my sincere gratitude for your hard work, dedication, and commitment to our students. Your passion and skills as educators make a profound impact on the lives of our students and their families, helping them achieve their goals.  

Our mission is to empower individuals with special needs to reach their fullest potential, and your outstanding contributions in the classroom help us achieve this every day. Your creativity, patience, and empathy enable you to build effective relationships with each of our students, inspiring them to believe in themselves and make their futures brighter. Your outstanding work encourages our more than 1,000 students to continuously learn and grow. You empower our students to be courageous, strong, smart, and most importantly, to be confident in themselves.  

I want to extend a heartfelt thanks to all our teachers in recognition of the work that you do each day to help our students reach new heights. Your unwavering flexibility and commitment to providing a quality education for our students is the heart of what we do– that’s why families seek our services. We provide hope and motivate children to take chances. Our children and families know that their teachers are their biggest cheerleaders. Now, more than ever, is the time for all of us to express our gratitude and appreciation that you so rightly deserve.  

You all continue to inspire and motivate me to continue working on behalf of our students, families, and staff to ensure we have the tools we need to provide great learning experiences for our students. I hope everyone will take a minute to acknowledge those educators who have made a difference in the lives of their children. 

On behalf of the individuals and families we support each day, THANK YOU!  

With respect and admiration, 

Matt Sturiale
President & CEO Birch Family Services