A Month to Honor Educators
Each May, we recognize the vital contributions of California teachers, school nurses and education support professionals. The 2022 theme is “California Educators: At the Heart of Communities, Powering Our Future.
CTA ESP Day
Education Support Professionals (ESPs) make up one-third of the entire education workforce, and our schools could not run without them. This year’s celebration is on May 17.
Day of the Teacher
California celebrates Day of the Teacher on May 11, 2022. The event is modeled after the traditional “El Dia del Maestro,” which is observed in Mexico and Latin American countries.
Our California Day of the Teacher arose out of legislation co-sponsored by CTA and the Association of Mexican American Educators in 1982. Since then, each May we honor instructional excellence in our public schools, community colleges and universities.