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First Year Teacher distinguished as ‘noble’ in profession

One being “noble” is usually marked as someone distinguished by rank or title. The profession of teaching (from times past) has been said to be a “noble profession”. Leilani Ankiel, a reading teacher at Treasure Coast High School (TCHS) in the St. Lucie County School District has confirmed the fact that teaching is a “noble profession”; always has been and always will be as long as excellency in teachers are recognized socially and economically. Honored at a recent St. Lucie County School Board meeting, Leilani Ankiel is St. Lucie Public Schools’ 2014 Outstanding First Year Teacher of the Year.

Teaching is a “noble” profession.

As is the spirit of true nobility, Ankiel was unable to attend the Night of the Stars gala employee recognition event February 22, 2014, where she was announced as the district winner, because as the team coach, Ankiel was accompanying the TCHS girls’ varsity basketball team at the state championship game in Lakeland the same day. The team was also honored at the school board meeting for their accomplishment as the first TCHS team to reach state competition; the team was runner-up for the state title.

Teaching as a Noble Profession? Teaching is a “noble” profession

Teaching is often called the noble profession because they are paid little, and help a lot. The quality of education depends on the ability a teacher has to get the lessons across to the students. A good teacher will not only teach the children the schoolwork, but also guide them down a successful path to change the nation. They often work long hours and purchase extra items out of their own pocket to make sure that students have the best chance for their future.

It goes without saying that the profession of teaching (not someone just doing a job until they can do better, after all, with dedicated, devoted teachers, whatever anyone is to be—with genuine teachers, everyone begins to become.) has always been under financially compensated for not just the service they provide, but for the morals and values they instill into society. ALL Lawmakers, state and local leaders, parents, communities with concerned citizens –ALL must rise up, unite and defend our true professional teachers of compassion and empathy so that they can lead our children and our children will be well able to lead our land and play an invincible role in the world.

REF: Lucie Links Newsletter (SLCSD) Mar. 2014



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