It is the Cotsen Foundation for the ART of TEACHING’s sincere hope that you and your family are healthy and doing well during these unprecedented times. The challenges we face during this pandemic are formidable, but are not ones that cannot be overcome. We, the non-medical, non-scientific members of the community, may not have the capacity to determine the therapeutic interventions needed to end this crisis, but our collective compassion, creativity, and willingness to make a difference help define the quality of life as we endeavor through it.
Social distancing, one of the guiding precepts of the day, need not mean emotional distancing. As such, from our perspective at The ART of TEACHING, the adage, “Once a Cotsen, always a Cotsen,” has never been more meaningful. Although our offices are currently closed in compliance of state and local guidelines, our commitment to you remains unwavering. We have adjusted how we work, and staff is busily working remotely to provide you with support and a variety of phenomenal e-learning professional development opportunities. Our goal is to continue to be one of your resources for outstanding professional development while you are at home. You will receive more information about these opportunities and other supports soon.
The Cotsen Board and staff know that these are busy and uncertain days. We also understand that you are deep in the throes of trying to make the best of this extraordinary time for your students and families. But things will get better, and at some point these days will be behind us. In the meantime, we at the Foundation, are all just an email away, and look forward to staying connected with you in the weeks and months that lie ahead.
Stay safe and take good care.