March 29, 2021
Despite a near industry crippling pandemic, PACT was able to provide high quality continuing education to our members for the 2020-2021 school year. By no means was this an individual effort. A dedicated PACT board made difficult decisions, learned new technologies on the fly and remained committed to providing the best Professional Development Days possible given circumstances. Top flight educators Helma Irving, Jacky Howell and Emily Ederer pivoted their entire workshop models to allow for virtual presentations and gave us thought provoking trainings that will help us grow as teachers and individuals. And you, our PACT member, weathered a storm comprised of stressful school closures, teachers either pivoting their own classroom experience to a virtual format, or taking a real health risk to provide an in person program, whether inside or completely outside. You did everything you could to give our kids the best early childhood education possible while remaining committed to continuing your own education. I applaud each and every one of you, and I am honored to be a member of the PACT and ECE community.
While the timing of in person gatherings remains unclear, please know PACT is committed to bringing you quality educational opportunities in 2021-2022. As has been our practice, the PACT Board is planning for both a Fall and a Spring Professional Development Day next year. As soon as we are able to solidify those dates and discern their format we will give you notice. Until then, please take care of yourselves. I already know you will take care of your kids.
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Thank you for your dedication and support,
James Scott Mitchell
President PACT Board 2020-2021
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