an educator in another district, but know many of the teachers in the Marysville School District personally. I thought a professional from outside the district needed to vent.
Marysville teachers love kids and possess an incredible amount of energy. Their love for learning and desire to impart that love is obvious to anyone who has worked closely with them. My own two sons had excellent teachers throughout their Marysville training.
I vividly remember Carla Roop, and her incredible sense of humor; Cheryl Moll and the way she listens to young children; Toni Aldrich and the way she builds self-esteem; Margo Lawrence and the way she uses music to enhance learning; Rick Scriven and his own love for the guitar as well as for science; Carol Beason and her constant positive interactions; Dan Moynihan and his willingness to work overtime with students in math; Dave Bodach, who is good at emphasizing a student’s good traits; Dan DeWitt, who has high expectations but much empathy; Sally Peterson and her push for foreign languages and higher learning; Julianne Mach, who creatively encourages writing (and helps students in crisis as well); Ken Ainsworth, who prepares older students for the working world; Dave Carpentier, who promotes positive communication and respect; Royann Almond, who has encouraged much cultural growth; and many others who have left a positive forever mark!
These teachers have made incredible lifelong contributions to many of our families. They now find themselves in a stressful community situation. Marysville teachers would rather be doing not only what they are trained to do, but what they love. Walking the picket line is not their preferred style. I’m supporting respectful on-going communication bent on resolving conflict and leading to a fair contract.