Pep rally for education: All-staff convocation brings together 900 district-wide employees – Verona Press

by | Sep 11, 2022 | Education




The Verona Area School District all-staff convocation took place on Thursday, Aug. 25, which brought over 900 teachers, administrators, coaches, counselors, and custodians to the auditorium of the new high school.No matter their role, everyone in the district is an educator, Superintendent Dr. Tremayne Clardy said during the event, which was also attended by members of the Verona Area Education Association, Verona Education Support Professionals Association, and VASD Board of Education.“Everyone is an educator, I don’t care what your title is, we all work in service of students and we all teach in our own ways,” he said.Two students got to address the crowd, Faith Rush and EJ Van De Grift.Rush said she is “very appreciative of and thankful for” all teachers she’s had. She shared about teachers who made classrooms a comfortable space to discuss Roe v. Wade, Title IX, same sex marriage, and school shootings, she shared her appreciation for her assistant principal at Savanna Oaks Middle School who directed student drop-off no matter the weather conditions, and she talked about her eighth grade sciene teacher helping her realize how cool science was.Rush said it can sometimes be hard to build trusting relationships with adults and sometimes youths feel inv …

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