BEND, OR -- Oregon Governor Kate Brown was in Bend Monday, visiting North Star Elementary in honor of Teacher Appreciation Week. Brown thanked teachers for their work during the pandemic and for continuing to help students and families navigate critical issues.
She told Central Oregon Daily News, "In this building, you can feel the energy. You can feel the good things happening. They’re really just doing an extraordinary job." In a statement issued by her office, Brown said, “I’d like to thank teachers and school staff for the incredible work they do every single day for Oregon’s students.” She added, “The past two years have underscored how important our schools and educators are for students’ well-being––not just their academic success, but their mental, social, and emotional health. To all teachers across Oregon: thank you for the profound contribution you make every day. You have the deepest gratitude of all Oregonians.”
Brown was joined by ODE Director Colt Gill, Bend-La Pine Superintendent Dr. Steve Cook, the North Star Principal and school staff.
Photo submitted by Gov. Brown's Office