About the Art
Because of You 16" x 20" Oil on Linen ©Annika Connor This piece is about the love of reading and the celebration of instilling that joy of knowledge in children through library and literacy programs.
Annika Connor is a modern-day Renaissance woman. Primarily known as a Contemporary Romantic painter, her work uses strong symbolism and passionate imagery to ignite the imagination.
Educators – teachers, teachers’ aides, and everyone who supports our kids at school, from the bus drivers to the secretaries to the school nurses – answer a call to service. They help our children learn and grow into successful adults. For so many young people, knowing they have a teacher and school community believing in and fighting for them can make all the difference.
But while educating is rewarding, it is also challenging. Many educators across the country are experiencing stagnant wages, slashed benefits, growing class sizes, and fewer resources for their students. Too many teachers have to work second jobs to make ends meet for their families. And, far too often, teachers and school personnel have to take on additional responsibilities that go far beyond the classroom. Educators end up spending their own money on school supplies, mentoring and coaching new teachers, trying to fill in as social workers, and so much more. Teachers should be supported with resources and shouldn’t have to take on all of these responsibilities on their own.Read Biden's Full Plan