Sometimes there are heroes all around us. I’m lucky. I work with a whole group of heroes every day.
The staff at Valley View School in Bonners Ferry is the greatest group of heroes you will ever find. They are a team of talented professionals who have dedicated their lives to the nurturing and education of our children.
Their evenings and weekends are filled with lesson preparations, conferences and correcting papers, yet each morning the halls are filled with smiles and greetings. Their summers are filled with classes, workshops and gathering materials. You can see their excitement each fall.
Each time I see a child leave at the end of a day with bright eyes and a smile, I realize what an impact teachers and support staff have. I have seen these men and women do everything from teach the alphabet to multiply fractions, help an injured child, give out lunch money or a winter coat, comfort a sad child, and cheer on kids learning to jump rope. They care about the children.
I am proud to work with the everyday heroes at Valley View. They are making a difference in many lives.
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