Teachers going the extra mile for students during COVID-19 closure

Posted at 5:12 PM, Mar 23, 2020

Teachers across western New York are going above and beyond for their students.

West Seneca West Elementary School Reading Teacher, Sue Stein took it upon herself to create a Youtube channel, and upload videos of her reading children’s books for her students to watch from home.

“Being a reading teacher, it seems to make sense to add a little literacy in their lives, and make sure they still had that connection with school,” Stein said.

Stein isn’t the only teacher in the district trying to virtually be there for students. Many are taking it upon themselves to create unique content and connect with students using technology.

Frontier Central School teachers are also going the extra mile. Sunday, they organized a parade through community neighborhoods. Teachers stayed in their cars and waved to any students and their families lining the streets.

Parents like Olivia Schwarzott said that gesture made an impact on her and her seven children.

“It melted my heart. It really did,” Schwartzott said. “ I couldn’t believe they would take the time to do this.”