Hackett parent Renee Flesher is the embodiment of school and town pride. Recently, Flesher ran onto a Facebook page that allowed the community to adopt an educator.
Flesher knew that the Hackett School District was well deserving of this type program. “I just wanted them to know how much they are appreciated,” stated Flesher. “More so now, because here we are at home having to try and keep our kids on level with their school work and it’s HARD! …Teaching your own kid requires far more patience than teaching someone else’s…They very much deserve to be appreciated now more than ever!”
She created her own Facebook page, “Hornet Parent Resources.” It’s a group for Hornet families to network together for various events and information, such as plans for teacher appreciation week.
Flesher has implemented an “Adopt a Teacher” program there. She sends out teacher questionnaires to determine their preferences. That survey is then sent to the adoptee.
“In one of my mom groups, we have a running joke about needing a drink or two just to help our own kids with school work,” added Flesher. “I’ve even jokingly posted begging the governor to rescind the order and send them back to school. I just knew that our parents would jump right in with me because we know the size and quality of the diamonds we have for teachers.”