We are asking rural communities to share how COVID-19 is impacting them and how teachers and teacher-leaders are adapting in the face of nationwide school closures. Read below for a story from Leslie Varble of Carbondale, IL.
"I just wanted to take a moment to share some of the amazing acts of kindness that are going on within our Unity Point School. Our staff has been simply incredible throughout the Covid-19 crisis. Every individual within this organization continues to meet the needs of our students. Our kitchen staff is preparing 700-800 meals a day, custodial staff/drivers are delivering food, and our faculty/paraprofessionals continue to reach out and connect with students and families on a daily basis--engaging students but also caring for them. I feel so blessed to be a part of a truly outstanding/caring group of people. They truly are letting their light shine!"
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