U.S. Congressman Phil Gingrey today praised the inspired work of our teachers in recognition of National Teacher Day.
“We should all take a moment to thank the educators who have helped us grow as students and individuals,” said Gingrey. “Great teachers may instruct us when we’re young, but their lessons stay with us throughout our lives. I fondly remember my 5th and 6th grade teacher at Sacred Heart Grammar School in Augusta, Georgia. Her name was Sister Mary Gilbert, and she taught me much more than just English, history, and music. Sister Gilbert taught me about the importance of hard work. She made me feel special, and her inspiration made me want to succeed in school. Sister Gilbert has since passed away, but I will always remember her as an exceptionally gifted educator and someone who deeply touched my life.”