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Speaker: Teachers, staff must care for themselves

The school year is wrapping up, and to honor teachers and other staff for their work, Ennis ISD held its second annual Education Celebration.
District teachers and staff were treated to a motivational speech from Steve Knagg, who spent 30 years working for Garland ISD and retired in 2007 as director of communications. Knagg spoke to the teachers about taking care of themselves while simultaneously doing the best job they can do for the district.
“You all look a little tired, but there’s a glimmer of hope in your eyes,” Knagg told Ennis ISD employees.
He told the teachers that even if they worked all the time, they still would not be caught up, so it is important for them to take time for themselves.
“You’re dealing with all this pressure,” Knagg said. “We have to learn how to take care of the caregiver.”
He said that now more than ever, parents will drop their kids off at school and expect the teachers not just to educate the children, but also to take care of them. Teachers want to do as much as they can for the children they teach, but can end up overstressed, he said.

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