Chris Minnich

A letter from NWEA CEO, Chris Minnich

Blog Post created by Chris Minnich on May 4, 2020


As we continue to navigate our new normal, I wanted to take a moment to connect with all of you, the very heart of our schools and communities.


I’ve had the opportunity to speak with educators all over the country and one thing is abundantly clear, teachers are rising to this incredible challenge with grace, creativity, and heart. It is truly inspiring and a reminder to all of us of what’s possible when we work together and think big for our students. 

Our priority continues to be the health and well-being of our staff and partners. As we continue to socially distance, our Show of Hands team put together an issue that is relevant to our current reality. You’ll find resources for teacher self-care, an interview with an expert on social emotional learning, and original research exploring the impact COVID-19 school closures may have on student learning.


As we celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week, I’ve never been prouder to work alongside educators like you. From all of us at NWEA, we are with you. Let’s continue to work together in partnership as we chart a path toward re-open. For now, please stay safe and healthy.


Chris Minnich