Thank You, Teacher!
Day of the Teacher is a special day for all of us. It’s a day to celebrate our profession the work we do with our students and in our schools.
To remind us of the role we play in the lives of others, CTA created a “Thank You Teacher!” project last year - for Day of the Teacher's 30th Anniversary - in which we asked our members to send in the letters and notes they received from grateful students and parents.
They’re sure to bring a smile on this year’s Day of the Teacher, and beyond. Here's one example:
Mathieu H. Austin, a member of the Acton-Agua Dulce Teachers Association and a business teacher at Vasquez High School in Lancaster was pleased to find out the impression he made on one former student. Austin writes, “This is the most humbling letter I’ve ever received.”
Dear Mr. Austin,
On Monday I started college. I chose business as my major, not because I expect to be a rich entrepreneur or because I want to rule the stock market. I chose business because the theories and relevance of the field of flowing money and transactions interest me.
The relationship between the details of the legal aspects and the general picture of a successful venture is something that I want to learn more about and ultimately apply in my life.
I might not always succeed in everything I pursue, but I will be knowledgeable enough to pursue dreams without getting caught in loopholes and (hopefully) debt.
You were my favorite teacher, and not just because of my grade. You made sure things weren’t vague, you took an active role in teaching, you graded fairly based on content and not semantics, and you gave me hope for a higher education.
I wanted to take the time to thank you for all you’ve taught me, and the way you taught it. I hope many more students of all kinds get as much out of your class as I did.
And, I appreciated your sense of humor.
Read more letters from our 30th Anniversary project.
For Day of the Teacher this year, post your note about a favorite teacher to our Facebook page.