If you are a teacher or have been a teacher or educator, THANK YOU.
May 5 – May 12 is designated at NATIONAL TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK. This is a week to give appreciation and thanks to those who have chosen a career in education.
The Origin of Teacher Appreciation Week
The official history of Teacher Appreciation Week dates back to 1953 when First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt persuaded Congress that there needed to be a specific day to recognize teachers. Prior to her involvement, it’s believed that some states did practice some kind of annual teacher celebration. However, that part of the history is unclear and unsubstantiated. It’s believed that a teacher from either Wisconsin or Arkansas wrote letters to the First Lady to get help establishing a day of recognition. Click here to learn more.