Also at the Reading Olympics were the teachers who helped to coach, prepare and cheer on these students – 31 teachers from the 3 middle schools, to be exact. There was no extra pay for being involved, no awards, no special recognition. These teachers participated in the Reading Olympics for a much more important reason – they were there to inspire our students.
Student preparation for the RO doesn’t just happen overnight. In fact, there was 6 months of coaching and meetings that took place prior to the competition. The teachers involved met during lunch periods to coordinate strategies, and countless after school meetings occurred with the teams to organize and discuss which books would be used. Clearly all that hard work was evident in the results achieved by our students.
Someone once told me that students are discouraged by bad teachers, learn from good teachers, and are inspired by great teachers. On this evening in Warminster, our students were accompanied by some really great teachers.
Thank you to the Neshaminy students and teachers who participated in the Reading Olympics. You all receive a well-deserved A+.