A Note of Gratitude for Hardworking Teachers

By CRAIG HEFNER, PH.D.

Covenant’s teachers are an exceptional group of men and women. We’ve always known this to be true, but these past weeks have underscored again that these teachers are profoundly good and hardworking. Therefore, I want to offer this public expression of gratitude for our Covenant teachers.

While so much of the world has slowed down, our teachers are busy at work. The entire education system changed overnight, and this is not what teachers signed up for! And yet, our teachers faced these challenges head-on, learning entirely new systems and finding creative ways of being a teacher from a distance.

It’s hard work. What you can’t see from behind the computer screen are the many hours of prepping lessons, assembling educational packets, and learning new technologies. I have seen these teachers take on the challenge of education from a distance with tenacity, joy, and out of a deep love for our students and their educational well-being.

For all of this we are grateful. Let’s be intentional these upcoming weeks in showing gratitude to our teachers. I encourage you to pray for them, send them an encouraging note, and recognize all that they are doing for this community. Thank you, Covenant teachers, for your hard work, diligence, and love for students.

Dr. Craig Hefner has a Ph.D. in systematic theology from Wheaton College, an M.Div. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and a B.A. in pre-seminary with a minor in Greek from Cedarville University. Prior to coming to Covenant, Craig taught at the collegiate level and worked in church and campus ministries. He lives in Huntington with his wife, Rachel, who is an occupational therapist and a family/newborn photographer. In his free-time, Craig enjoys reading great books, CrossFit, playing piano, and walking his dog. Email Dr. Hefner.

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