Many educators may not realize how significant of a role they play in their students' lives.
For some students, a teacher might be the only adult who gives them continuous positive attention.
Motivational speaker Dr. Tonea Stewart reminded local teachers that they are shaping the leaders of tomorrow. She encouraged teachers to always put students first and treat them with the utmost respect.
Stewart, an acclaimed actor and college professor, was the guest speaker at Tuesday's opening ceremony for teachers in the Lancaster County School District.