Dear Bonsall School Community,

Today is National Teacher Appreciation Day!  When you think of all the teachers you have had, which is your favorite?    It was probably the one that inspired you, and brought you to a higher level of learning; they made you feel like putting in the extra effort and it paid off.  Here in Bonsall we appreciate our teachers everyday because they are the most important factor in learning for our students.  Our intention is to have so many great teachers that it will be difficult to choose a favorite and instead be grateful for going to National Teacher Weeksuch a great school full of them.  The quality of Bonsall teachers is getting quite a reputation and applicants for administrative positions are attracted to work with them.  Please let our teachers know how much they are appreciated.  When parents or alumni express their gratitude for having been in the classrooms of certain teachers I always tell those teachers what I heard and it brings them such great joy.

Just as the printing press helped elevate thinking, today’s teachers are participating in a renaissance of learning due to the technology that helps them personalize learning for each student.  Technology’s impact on brain research has brought the science of learning to schools.  As Stanford neuroscientist Melina Uncapher has pointed out, the science of learning will do for our schools what the science of medicine did for our healthcare less than a couple hundred years ago. Revolutionary changes in schools will be comparable to those in our hospitals.  With such tools our teachers are becoming the key to improving the quality of our Nation’s economy, government, military, and of life in general.  Schools will better adapt to serving community needs.

Our wonderful teachers are pioneers of this historic shift, and on behalf of the Bonsall Unified School District’s Governing Board we want to let them know how much they are appreciated by all of us in the Bonsall school community.


Justin Cunningham, Ed.D.