December 14, 2012
NIET Statement on Newtown, CT, School Shooting
The National Institute for Excellence in Teaching offers our deepest sympathies to the families of Newtown, Connecticut. Schools must be safe havens for students and those who care for them.
Rachel Hodgeson, Mentor Teacher, Lowery Intermediate School, Ascension Parish, Louisiana
"Because I teach students on campus just as they do, teachers know I am 'in the trenches' alongside them, and that has earned me a certain respect and has opened classroom doors that might have otherwise been closed . . . We have all grown exponentially through working in a TAP school, and our students reap the benefits daily."