A Special Thank You to our Oklahoma Teachers

Wednesday, 10 August 2022 20:36

A Special Thank You to our Oklahoma Teachers Featured

Written by Congressman Markwayne Mullin
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Education is the most valuable tool that we can give the next generation. As Oklahoma families prepare to and send their kids off to school, I want to recognize our teachers and what they do for all of us, especially our rural communities (a near and dear place to my heart).

As a father of six kids who attend public school in Oklahoma, I have witnessed the dedication of Oklahoma’s teachers firsthand. I am constantly amazed by the innovative and creative ways teachers engage their minds and prepare students for the future.

Teachers do more than just educate our kids with reading, writing, and arithmetic. They teach them valuable life lessons that they will carry with them for decades. Especially in rural towns like the one my wife Christie and I grew up in, and where we have raised our family, teachers and their families become part of our own lives. They are a support system and voice of encouragement, inspiring students to work hard and chase their dreams both in and outside of the classroom. I know I wouldn’t be where I am today without the teachers who pushed me to do better.

Every school year comes with new challenges. I could not be more grateful for the teachers in the Second District who have persevered through changing and thrived despite the adversity. Our children are lucky to have resilient role models to look up to.

As our kids begin to head back to school, be sure to thank a teacher in the community for all they do. The success of our children is the success of Oklahoma’s future for generations to come.


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