Every day, students enter classrooms across Pennsylvania with potential. Potential to learn, grow, and be successful. Your calling as a teacher is to help them reach that potential. You spend each day educating, empowering, and inspiring. You know teaching isn’t just a job, and it isn’t always easy but you believe in what you do, because what you do makes a difference today, tomorrow, and forever. I can read I can solve problems I feel safe I’m a leader I believe in myself I’m an artist I’m a team player I belong I’m going to college I never gave up Thank you I’m Pedro Rivera, Secretary of Pennsylvania’s Department of Education On behalf of the entire Commonwealth, we thank you.