As Thanksgiving approaches, we decided to ask Fuel Education teachers and staff what they’re thankful for being involved with a company that benefits kids through blended and online learning this year. Here is what some of them had to say:
“I’m thankful for the opportunity to walk into schools all over the country and hear the voices of students and teachers who are thankful for the solutions that bring them great possibilities and success. I’m thankful for collaborative coworkers and peers who keep me challenged and engaged in partnerships to design and support innovative solutions for our schools. I’m also thankful for my family who supports my career and passion in education.”
-Renae Abboud, Education Consultant
“We live in an age in which we truly have the ability to differentiate instruction for our students; we can meet their needs in ways never before possible. I am thankful to work in an industry that helps personalize learning for children around the world each and every day.”
-Bobby Offterdinger, Education Consultant
“I am thankful for the opportunity to work closely with students, and to help them graduate high school. I am also thankful for the positive leadership within FuelEd! I am thankful for a career that I can build even while I move around the country for my husband's job.”
-Kristen Trostel, Teacher, social studies
“I am thankful that I can have a positive impact on students and make a real difference in their lives. I am thankful for a company where family definitely comes first. I am also thankful for the teamwork and collaboration within FuelEd—I can always ask a coworker or supervisor for assistance on any issue.”
-Michael Haggerty, Teacher, social studies, economics, and IT
“During this season of Thanksgiving, I am grateful to work for a company that provides innovative and effective educational solutions to students across the nation. I am thankful for every student who is able to succeed thanks to the flexibility of the online environment. I am also thankful for fantastic colleagues who work diligently to support their students and each other.”
-Andrea Ritchie, Instructional Manager
“In my role as an education consultant, I am thankful for the opportunity to help educators and districts implement blended learning to maximize the potential of all students—and for the opportunity to learn from the larger FuelEd team and from the successes of our clients and partners.”
-Molly Hoehn, Education Consultant
“I'm thankful to work in an industry that strives to help all types of learners succeed, and specifically within the Career and Technology Education (CTE) portfolio to provide solutions that help students prepare for life beyond high school and college.
To quote a presentation I recently sat in, ‘It's not about asking students what they want to be when they grow up, it's about what problems they want to solve.’”
-Kacy Stith, Career Readiness Portfolio Manager
FuelEd has a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving season. But more than this, we are most thankful for our school and district partners and the opportunity to positively impact their students.
We’d like to end by thanking you, our readers, for visiting our blog and for continuing to learn about online and blended learning as part of the future of education.