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Teachers and staff receiving actual signs of gratitude from school district

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Posted at 5:51 AM, Jan 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-18 08:44:24-05

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio — When the pandemic hit, a lot of parents took on the roles of teachers and school staff to their children. Now, teachers and staff in one local district are seeing literal signs that their work is appreciated.

"It was a big surprise actually," Andrea Alexander, a first-grade teacher at Creekview Elementary School, said. "I came home, I had no idea."

A bright purple sign was placed in Alexander's front yard which reads, "A Difference Maker Lives Here." The Middletown City School District is putting up signs for teachers, custodians and bus drivers to show them they are appreciated.

Alexander has been with the Middletown City School District for 14-years, and she said it feels nice that the district took the time to put this together to recognize the work she and other staff members do.

"This year has been really challenging for, I think everyone. Families, teachers, kids," Alexander said. "Just to know that our district is thinking about us and knowing that there is a struggle, it's just nice to be appreciated."