In reality, the responsibility and gift of teaching young students can often consume your entire day. And that doesn’t even count all your responsibilities when you get home. We are constantly amazed by the dedication and selflessness that we see in educators all over our nation and world.

The creativity and passion that we have seen from teachers help inspire the IMSE mission to this day. From staying in your office long after hours to using your own money to pay for supplies and professional development, the word “heroes” does not get used nearly enough to describe our educators.

Since IMSE began its mission, we have been amazed by how apparent each teacher’s passion for making a difference in the lives of children is. They are constantly adapting and learning new, innovative ways to help their students.

The impact that educators have on children’s lives cannot be understated. Their wisdom and lessons can remain with a young student for a very long time, shaping their personality and outlook on life.

If you ask anyone who has found great success in their industry, almost all of them can point to a teacher that inspired them and drove their passion.

Often, it can be the little conversations after class or the unnoticed exchanges that leave the biggest impact. Building the next generation of society is a lot to ask of a profession, yet our teachers show up with the same desire and dedication day after day.

That’s what makes educators so special to us. They are heroes because they tirelessly do the work that no one else can comprehend. 

As at-home learning is more prevalent than ever before due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many parents are starting to truly realize how hard our teachers work every day. Moreover, it has never been more apparent teachers are not the issue when it comes to solving problems in education.

They are constantly going above and beyond their call of duty, and IMSE sees it firsthand every day. We know that teachers did not get into their profession for the money or acclaim. It is those moments where you see a student’s brain finally click. It is not only the lessons that you teach but the moments where they change your outlook on life. 

The dynamic of the classroom has been around for centuries, but it’s possible that it has never been more difficult to navigate than it is today. Between the age of the internet, increasing knowledge and wealth gaps, and never-ending emails, IMSE is constantly in awe of educators’ enthusiasm and perseverance. 

With how busy the school year is, it can be easy to miss out on the chances to stop and realize the impact you are making on the lives of young people. IMSE wants you to know that we are your biggest supporters and advocates, and we see the work you do every day. 

Because of that, we are constantly striving to help teachers utilize all the tools and knowledge available. We understand the power of teaching being the one profession that creates all other professions.

With all that said, our team wants to send all our thanks and love to teachers across the world. You deserve our appreciation every single day because the work you do helps shape the world as we know it.

While the entire world is realizing the devotion and patience required to teach, there is no better time to celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week. Even though your work can go unnoticed at times, IMSE knows your true value to society. You change the way young people think about life and about learning. 

You give students faith in their abilities and help them see their true value. A good teacher doesn’t just try to erase weaknesses; they show students how to value their own strengths and unique abilities.  

Thank you for everything you do, and every life you change. 

With love and admiration,


Sign up for our LIVE virtual Orton-Gillingham training! We are now offering half-day, evening, and weekend options to best fit your schedule. 

The IMSE approach allows teachers to incorporate the five components essential to an effective reading program into their daily lessons: phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension. 

The approach is based on the Orton-Gillingham methodology and focuses on explicit, direct instruction that is sequential, structured, and multi-sensory.

It is IMSE’s mission that all children must have the ability to read to fully realize their potential. We are committed to providing teachers with the knowledge and tools to prepare future minds.