December 14, 2012
NIET Statement on Newtown, CT, School Shooting
The National Institute for Excellence in Teaching offers our deepest sympathies to the families of Newtown, Connecticut. Schools must be safe havens for students and those who care for them.
Amy Jarratt, Master Teacher, Forest Meadow Junior High School, Dallas, Texas
". . . I wanted to be more involved in the classrooms with the teachers. Being a master teacher gave me the time to do the work so that I didn't have to be in my classroom all the time. I could go and help other teachers . . . and work with them on implementing strategies in their classrooms."