MEA members and supporters share what they’re thankful for

With Thanksgiving coming up, MEA asked subscribers to its Facebook page what they’re thankful for this holiday season. Here are a few of their responses:

  • Scott Davis, speech language pathologist in Ann Arbor Public Schools: “That I'm a teacher and I make a difference.”
  • Sarah Strieter, media parapro in the Port Huron Area School District: “Family, friends and the ability to work in a job I love.”
  • Leslie DesJardins, teacher in the Huron School District: “My awesome students.”
  • Tom McDaniel of Inkster: “Great teachers who push on despite the difficulty of their jobs and lack of appreciation from parents and politicians. You keep our country afloat.”
  • Diane Osmer, teacher in Owosso Public Schools: “My family and all the families who support public education.”

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