Teacher of the Year Expresses Concerns on Reopening of Schools

Misty Grandel, Fordland teacher and Missouri’s 2020 Teacher of the Year, is expressing concerns about schools reopening in the fall.

Grandel posted on Twitter a series of nine statements that express her views about the reopening of classes this fall. Here is her posting in its entirety:

  1. I cannot wait to be back with students. I miss them every single day.
  2. I’m scared I’ll die or be debilitated for the rest of my life.
  3. There is no replacing in-person instruction, no matter how hard we try.
  4. I’m afraid for my students and my own children.
  5. Students need the regular schedule, meals, interaction, and the love they receive at school.
  6. Budget cuts and rising cases are making it seemingly impossible to be safe on school campuses.
  7. My students need the opportunities to be social and build resumes that can come only from open schools.
  8. There is no “winning side” for our students. They will be sacrificing no matter what we do.
  9. We must chose to do our best and love our students in the situation we are given.

Grandel has been a teacher for 25 years.

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