Teachers are doing some of the most critically important work in shaping the next generation of citizens. Their daily investment in students is immeasurable, yet many teachers lack the resources and recognition they deserve.

To express our gratitude, the Lynch School of Education and Human Development sent out 244 care packages to alumni in 25 states and 3 countries. According to David Goodman, the Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives and External Relations, "The goal of the project was to take a simple step in recognizing the importance of our teaching alumni and to articulate our pride in the tremendous work they are doing in our world." These care packages contained essential teacher supplies, including pens, hand sanitizer, stickers, and Lynch School swag.

Mackenzie (Montgomery) Benedict, M.Ed.'18 (Curriculum and Instruction)

Mackenzie (Montgomery) Benedict

Mackenzie (Montgomery) Benedict, M.Ed.'18 (Curriculum and Instruction), expressed that the care package was "just the spring in her step [she] needed," deeply appreciating the thoughtfulness and engagement of the Lynch School with its alumni. Benedict conveyed her pride, stating, "I am proud to have had my BC experience—it has made me a better educator."

The Lynch School hopes to find new and creative ways of expressing our appreciation for our alumni. This was the first of many projects to come!

Thank you to our alumni for sharing your photos with us!