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Don’t Wait to Thank Teachers for a Job Well Done

Dear Editor:

A question posted on Facebook asks: “Who was your favorite teacher?” As one can imagine, this question generated numerous responses. Yet, we wonder, how many of our “favorite teachers” actually read those responses – those kind words of admiration, praise, and appreciation?

Time waits for no one! Many of our “favorite teachers” have retired and left Hudson County. Sadly, some are no longer with us, and have since gone to that great celestial classroom in the sky.

Looking back, we have been taught by some of the best – the greatest – teachers in the Jersey City public and parochial school systems. Regrettably, when we were students, instead of giving our teachers thanks, we gave them “agita.” It would have been a wonderful gesture on our part had we – back then – thanked our “favorite teachers” for a job well done.

If you have a “favorite teacher,” a teacher that has inspired and motivated you, then don’t wait for a question on Facebook to acknowledge them. Do so immediately! Because, like us, you may lose the opportunity to do so. And, as we have learned, that could hurt.

Albert J. Cupo and John Di Genio

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