Teacher’s Day Celebration at CIS
In celebration of Teacher’s Day, CIS honored a select number of outstanding members in our amazing teaching team, to thank them for shaping the lives of students here at CIS.
Congratulations to our award winners!
Ms. Winnie Chen, Chairwoman of CIEO, Mr. Howard Stribbell, Head of School at CIS, and Mr. Simon Chen, CEO of CIEO spoke to our staff and shared their congratulations and sincere thanks to our professional CIS team.
Teacher is a respectful and inspiring profession. It’s a job that requires lifelong learning, one that is powerful enough to change the world in ways of shaping little/big minds. We honor this profession on this day every year, and send all our love and gratitude to our wonderful teachers who open minds, inspire hope, ignite imaginations, and instill a love of learning in all.
Now, let’s hear from one of our teachers, Ms. Casey Baker, about her pathway to teaching.
“As teachers, we wear so many hats, every single day, every single hour, every single minute. And until you're in that position, I don't think you know exactly what you're doing and how many skills you actually have. From a little girl who thought maybe one day I'll win the WNBA to being a teacher, I now know I have critical thinking skills, I am a communicator, I am organized, I have leadership skills, I have conflict resolution skills, I have digital skills… all of these are the hats we wear every day. Besides just being a teacher, I now feel that I do exactly know what I do to have that identity. I do learn every single day from my students and from all of my fellow teachers. Thank you all for inspiring me.
Not every day is great. Some days no matter where and who you're teaching, it's hard. But at the end of the day, I continue to remind myself, if I had a bad day, the next day there are 36 smiling faces that are relying on me, so I have to pull myself together for my students.
I want to leave with a quote; you could call it my teaching motto. Andy Rooney from 60 Minutes said: Most of us end up with no more than five or six people who remember you. Teachers have thousands of people who remember them for the rest of their lives. And I truly do feel like if I live by that, then I know I'm doing a good job. Thank you, CIS, and thank you to my students and peers.”