July 4, 2018

HAPPY FOURTH! A note from President Helmick

Dear Fellow MAE Members,

Today is the day we celebrate the birth of our country and remind ourselves how fortunate we are to live in America. Even in the present troubles, I encourage all of us to remember who we are and what we stand for. As public school educators, we actually live and practice the country’s founding creed proclaiming that all of us are created equal, and thus we are due as a birthright life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. And, we make sure our students also enjoy those rights.

On this day of cookouts, fireworks, and parades, let’s vow to do our part to be active participants in this democracy, to engage in civic and civil discourse, to make sure our words and deeds further the wholesomeness of our nation, and to set an example of what citizen leadership looks like for our students.

I’m so proud to be a public school teacher in America. We literally hold the future of our country in our hearts and hands.

Happy Fourth of July, everybody!