Educators Go Above and Beyond the Call of Duty
By Gabriella Landeros
While we are living in an unprecedented time during the COVID-19 pandemic, one thing is certain — educators always step up during times of stress and uncertainty. As we wrap up the first week where students had their first taste of distance learning and educators adjust to the new normal, educators from Madera Unified Teachers Association (MUTA), Washington Colony Teachers Association (WCTA), and Riverdale Teachers Association (RTA) went above and beyond their call of duty. With kindness and empathy, educators stood out in the rain to distribute instructional materials and meals to their students.
On top of everything they are juggling personally with their own families and their emotional and mental health, educators don’t stop giving their all to students. At this rate, we will not only overcome this, but we will become stronger because of it!
“It was so great to see our students and parents. It felt good to see the happy faces,” said Riverdale Teachers Association President Doug Childress, after RTA members distributed 460 lunches. “A nice positive during a week where everyone has felt stress.”