Rhonda Silence

Grand Marais Mayor declares May 4-8 Super Teacher Appreciation Week

There was a slow moving parade traveling through Cook County today, May 4. Although it was slow, it was very spirited. Teachers and school staff decorated their cars or donned masks and gloves to join the bus drivers and paraprofessionals that deliver school work and meals to students throughout the county.

As each bus left for its assigned route, a small segment of the parade followed with teachers honking horns and waving Viking blue pom-poms. The parade continued in waves, off to Grand Portage; out to the West End; up the Gunflint Trail and all around the county to greet students.

Here’s a quick look at one of the buses heading out from the Sawtooth Mountain Elementary School parking lot.

And, Grand Marais Mayor Jay Arrowsmith DeCoux recognized the efforts of the teachers at our local schools today with something special, a proclamation that May 4-8 is “Super Teacher Appreciation Week.”

WTIP’s Rhonda Silence caught up with the mayor and asked if he would share his proclamation. Click below to hear the spoken words.


Whereas, the teachers and support staff in our community serve as a community trust investing the young people in our area with knowledge, experience, and perspective to build a future, and
Whereas, the current pandemic situation has forced remarkable shifts in the execution of education, forcing teachers to make innovative adjustments to their curricula to not only support their students, but their parents/guardians who now have a larger role in providing that education, and
Whereas, the increase of parent involvement has made it very clear the expertise, patience, and investment our teachers have for our community’s children, and
Whereas, the City of Grand Marais the value, importance, and super-human abilities of our area teachers/support staff,
Therefore, let it be resolved that the week of May 4th – May 8th, 2020, be known as
in the City of Grand Marais

Jay Arrowsmith DeCoux