Today, Americans in cities and towns all over the nation are celebrating National Teacher Day, a day set aside to honor educators in every community.
I want to thank you for your commitment to your students, and for the work you do each day to create safe, inviting, engaging classrooms, and great public schools for every student.
Teachers give so much. A boost of confidence when we really need one. Extra help when we’re having trouble. A welcoming presence when everything else seems out of control. You have made countless lives better, and today I want to add my voice to all those saying, “Thank you.”
I know that appreciation alone will not reduce the challenges we face to help meet the needs of our students, but I wanted to be sure you knew that your daily efforts, professionalism, and dedication have not gone unnoticed.
Today, as we honor and celebrate teachers, parents and community leaders are urged to be mindful of the countless challenges educators face in trying to effectively carry out the important work with which they are charged—preparing students to live productive and successful lives.
I know we can’t ever thank you enough, but we can take a moment during National Teacher Appreciation Week to share our appreciation for the special educators in our lives by sharing why we are so grateful for teachers and submitting a photo or quick video message.
Thank you again for everything you do, each day, for our students!
President, NEA-New Hampshire