When I was young, I remember being very nervous going back to the school. It didn't matter if it was kindergarten, middle school, high school, or college. Nowadays, I can imagine plenty of kids, parents & teachers feeling nervous or stressed whenever school rolls back around. Especially the cost of living going up & parents having to spend much money on supplies & teachers actually paying out of pocket on their classrooms.

I decided to ask people in the school districts in El Paso, "what words of motivation would you use for anyone who's going back to school?".

I got many results from educators in El Paso who work in a variety of academic settings. I can't share all of them because there were many responses, but I'll share a couple of them here:

"With perseverance, you can reach anything!" - David Marmolejo, Teacher.

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"Every year brings new challenges, new learning experiences, and new friends. Enjoy the ride and make some memories!" - Erica Collins, Educational Diagnostician

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"Work hard everyday and always believe in yourself" - Dr. Paola Vasquez, Region 19

 

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"Join all the clubs and organizations that interest you. Don’t think about it. Just do it. Time flies and you don’t want to have moments of “what if or I should have”." - Kim Loy, Educational Diagnostician

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"There is not elevator to success. Every step you take to get there is indicative of the hard work you’ve put in." - Blanca Villanueva, Speech Language Pathologist Assistant

 

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'Whatever happened yesterday is in the past. Learn from your mistakes and start each day with a positive thought." - Melinda Alvarado, Teacher's Assistant

 

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"School can be hard at times. First, if you’re experiencing problems, talk to someone, help is out there. Secondly, don’t let failure defeat you, learn from it." -Liz Marrufo, Retired Visually Impaired Teacher.

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"Excellence Everyday from Everybody" - Tina Wright, Principal

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"Work hard Be kind to others and yourself" - Martha Franco Garcia, Teacher

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"You are unique, there’s no one out there like you! Stay true to yourself" - Margaret Gallardo, Teacher

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"Set a goal whether it’s daily, weekly, or a yearly goal and focus on accomplishing the goal." - Elizabeth Ryden, Speech Language Pathologist

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"Plan your attack this year then...attack the plan! You got this!" - Gloria Macias Defrance, Speech Language Pathologist

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My own mom, a Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) who's works for YISD gave her own words of encouragement:

"Starting a new year can be tough but you have everything you need to succeed inside you. Let’s make this year the best school year!" - Marlene Paulus

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"You can handle anything just breathe and take it one day at a time. Ask for help and write things down so you don’t forget!" - Heather Frausto, SLP

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And let's not forget those powerful words from the 2018 EPISD Teacher of The Year a couple of years ago...

"The Future is Bright and it is Ours to Enjoy!" - Enrique Luna, SLP

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We wish everyone going back to school a safe & successful school year.

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