There are so many different roles in the world of Education. Principals, assistant principals, activities director, curriculum directors, instructional coaches, reading specialists, math specialists, data specialists, tech support, tech administrators, administrative interns, superintendents, assistant superintendents, human resources, and the list goes on. All those roles are very important. They are essential. They are vital to keeping the machine going. But the true Heroes of Education are the teachers in the classroom, everyday, working with the students. Lately, I have been doing a lot of observing in classrooms and it just struck me. The Classroom Teacher is like a super hero. They have to juggle so many things, make so many decisions, and it's constant. It's having your life be controlled by a bell schedule, yet they are okay with that because they know they are making a difference. Or at least I hope they know that. They have so many different types of kids and different learning styles. They are in the room, working every day to make sure their students are learning and progressing and growing. Each morning, they answer the bell. They hear the call and respond. Even on the days when sleeping in would be the best option, they pick themselves up, roll up their sleeves and get to work. It is the classroom teacher that is the true hero of education because they choose to go into the fray, everyday. Plan lessons everyday. Grade student work everyday. Deal with behavior everyday. Counsel everyday. Encourage everyday. Motivate everyday. Inspire everyday. They are in it, everyday and that makes them a true American Hero. They don't need a cape, a shield or a sweet bat-mobile. They don't need to shoot webbing, green muscles or a suit made of iron. They don't need a mythical hammer, razor sharp claws or a green lantern. All they need is support and appreciation and with that, they will continue to do heroic things. So thank you teachers. I appreciate the work you do.