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May 3, 2013
A week to honor Pennsylvania teachers
PSEA joins the NEA, the PTA, students, communities, and the nation in celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week, May 6-10, and National Teacher Day on May 7.
The NEA’s theme for National Teacher Day, “Great Teachers Make Great Public Schools," emphasizes the crucial role that teachers play in making sure every child in America has the opportunity to receive a great education.
On National Teacher Day, communities take time to honor their local educators and acknowledge the crucial role teachers play in making sure every student receives a quality education.
The outstanding work of our Commonwealth’s teachers cannot be mentioned enough. PSEA celebrates the tireless efforts of the dedicated men and women who educate our children each and every day. The Association is proud to commemorate this week in honor Pennsylvania's teachers, and thanks them for all of their hard work.
#thankateacher: Join the celebration by updating your social media pages to thank a teacher. On Tuesday, May 7, change your Facebook status to thank a teacher who made a difference in your life. Send National Teacher Day appreciation messages on Twitter. Be sure to use the hashtag #thankateacher.
Celebrities Name Most Memorable Teachers
Behind every famous face is an educator. Actress Hilary Swank said, "Mr. Sellereit (Eric Sellereit, Happy Valley Elementary School, Bellingham, Washington) gave me my first acting job in my school production of The Jungle Book."
About National Teacher Day/Teacher Appreciation Week
National Teacher Day is celebrated each year during the first full week of May. The day celebrates the outstanding work and lifelong dedication of teachers nationwide. National Teacher Day came into being through the leadership and persistence of Eleanor Roosevelt. In 1953, she persuaded the 81st Congress to proclaim May 7 that year as National Teacher Day. The PTA expanded on Roosevelt’s idea and dedicated a whole week to celebrate the accomplishments of educators. PTA’s annual Teacher Appreciation Week honors the dedicated men and women who lend their passion and skills to educating children.
For more information, visit www.nea.org/teacherday and www.pta.org.