Saluting Our Teachers
Today’s guest blogger is George Weber, a law student at the University of Baltimore and intern in Congressman Ruppersberger’s Capitol Hill office.
As a third-year law student, I’ve had my fair share of teachers, but none stand out more than my 9th Grade U.S. Government teacher: Ms. Sullivan. While many of my classmates dreaded learning about things like the separation of powers and judicial review, Ms. Sullivan had a unique teaching style that captured my attention. Fast forward 12 years, I’m interning in a U.S. Congressman’s office and will soon be an attorney.
As we wrap up national Teacher Appreciation Week, I remember the unique impact of the many educators on my life. There is no question that my life would not be what it is today without their guidance, care, and dedication. From kindergarten through post-graduate education, teachers are the backbone of our economy – molding the business owners, employees and consumers who make up the marketplace.
Congressman Ruppersberger likes to remind us that he came from a family of educators. His grandmother, mother, wife, sister and sister-in-law were or are all teachers and he works everyday in Washington to give teachers the support they need in the classroom. Especially during this time of scarce resources, decision-makers at the state, local and school district levels need certainty in federal policy. Congressman Ruppersberger also believes that targeting funding for school repair and modernization will help jump-start the economy and ensure students the learning environments essential to their success.