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A Month to Honor Educators

Day of the Teacher, National School Nurse Day and ESP Day are all about honoring and celebrating the work that teachers, nurses and education support professionals do every day, and the support and guidance they give to our students. Our theme this year, “California Educators United for Our Students,” also acknowledges what we can accomplish together in our union, including organizing for the best working and learning conditions in our public schools.

Get ready to celebrate California Day of the Teacher on May 8, National School Nurse Day on May 8, and CTA ESP Day on May 21!

Let's Celebrate Together

  • Post the poster (scroll down to download) in your classroom, school hallway or other public area.
  • Have students make and deliver cards to their school educators.
  • Join your local chapter’s celebrations and attend upcoming union meetings and actions.
  • Consider food, gift cards and other items to make the days special.
  • Use hashtags in school and chapter social media messages of gratitude: #DayoftheTeacher, #SchoolNurseDay and #ESPDay.

Download the Poster

Hover over the image to download the poster or share on social media.

Day of the Teacher Archives

Download the Poster

CTA’s 2023 Day of the Teacher Poster

Oakland-based artist and social justice activist Favianna Rodriguez created this year’s poster. The poster is also  featured in the April/May 2023 California Educator magazine.

Show your appreciation for educators by downloading and sharing the poster with your other educators, students, and community!

Hear from the Artist and Download More Materials

An Image of Oakland-based artist and social justice activist Favianna Rodriguez.

Watch this short video of artist Favianna Rodriguez explaining her inspiration behind the poster.

For Teachers to Use With Students

See samples of Favianna’s work, as well as instructions on how to make a social justice poster. Included is a link to her poster-making video as well as a PDF of separate art elements you can download and print out for students to use. Click here !

Watch Day of the Teacher videos on our union’s YouTube channel.