A message of appreciation from Superintendent Dr. Richard A. Ross

125-Dick-Ross-200px-Wfacing rightI am happy to call attention to the important work of teachers today on National Teacher Appreciation Day. Teachers are at the heart of our efforts to serve Ohio’s boys and girls. You inspire our students to reach for new heights. I know this because of Helen Heller, one of my high school teachers. As I often share with people, my father died during my senior year of high school. Without his guidance, I didn’t know if I even wanted to go to college. It was Mrs. Heller who gave me the direction I needed to enroll in college, which led me to my own path as an educator. Without her encouragement, I would not be leading Ohio’s public education system today. Thank you for the work you do every day to be a Mrs. Heller to your students. – Dr. Richard A. Ross