This year, my oldest daughter started First Grade. My second daughter will be starting preschool two days a week, and the youngest, well she just has no fear and doesn’t see the consequences of her actions at this point in life. To say the least, the past few weeks have been extremely busy, as I am sure it has been for most of us.
I went to the parent – teacher introduction night with my beautiful wife and we got to meet the first grade teacher who definitely has her work cut out for her. The amount of effort and care this teacher has poured into this class is already apparent in the first week of school. She sent us all her personal cell phone number, sends out updates through a smartphone app, and has even told all parents that if a child in her classroom is involved in an activity outside of school that she will attend one of these events because she wants to see the children in their element and see what makes them happy. All of these “extra” things the teacher does, she doesn’t get paid for, and is strictly doing out of her love for teaching and the children she teaches. She legitimately loves her job and wants to see each of these students succeed in life.
There are people who teach that go to their job and give the bare minimum to not get let go and to merely collect a paycheck. There are also a great number of educators that go above and beyond every day of the school year. When it comes to teachers, so far my oldest daughter has been extremely blessed. She had an amazing teacher for both Preschool, Kindergarten, and now even First Grade. Each of these has also been at 3 different schools where she has thrived and I could not be happier with our school district. I even mentioned to my wife, who is a former primary teacher, that I do not look forward to the year that one of our three daughters has a teacher that she does not agree with. (That is going to be an extremely long year.)
Just as I noticed the level of dedication from the teachers I have had the joy of meeting, I have also realized that in order to succeed and thrive, there has to be dedication and going beyond the minimum. This is what I see everyday when I walk through the doors here at EXAIR. Whether I am walking through the front offices or the production areas, we by no means have a single team member that gives the minimum. Every person here cares about whether or not the other succeeds, and we all work together with the same goal, blow our customer’s expectations out of the water. This is just one reason we continue to release new products, offer the best means to contact us, as well as ship stock products same day, and provide order confirmations and install support for every single order.
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