By Alex White
Mira Costa’s staff was honored for its hard work and dedication with several staff events over the last few weeks.
Breakfast, lunch and gifts were given to the staff the week of April 30. Furthermore, the Manhattan Beach Unified School District Board of Trustees designated May 9 as Day of the Teacher.
“ASB decided to take an active role in teacher appreciation and it was a success,” ASB member Jill Thompson said. “We’re happy showing teachers we care.”
The MBUSD joined with other school districts statewide in the initiative for the California Day of the Teacher. With approval on May 2, the Board officially recognized the vital role that teachers play in the students’ educational process.
The teachers were enthusiastic about the appreciation that was shown to them. Costa math teacher and MBUSD Teacher of the Year Linda Gesualdi believes there has been a beneficial relationship between students and teachers at Costa.
“Students show appreciation the whole year, making work great,” Gesualdi said.
ASB’s efforts included cookies and other small tokens of appreciation for the teachers. While no single Student Government member was in charge of the orchestration, all members helped the effort to honor the teachers.
“We made sure teachers have something to look forward to each day,” junior ASB commissioner Morgan Thaler said.
As always, the administration, in coordination with the MBUSD Parent Teacher Association, held an honorary breakfast on May 2 before school. Costa Principal Ben Dale thought the event was a success.
“We went all out this year,” Dale said. “That said, nothing we do can ever be enough thanks for our great teachers.”