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Thank an Educator Today, and Every Day

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 2-6, with National Teacher Day designated for May 3.

We are saying ‘thank you’ this week, and throughout the year, to the extraordinary educators who have worked tirelessly with students and families to keep things moving forward, despite such an unpredictable year.

Let the Celebrations Begin!

Whether you are an educator or a supporter of one, we have the perfect way for you to celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week and National Teacher Day.

Special Ways for Educators to Celebrate

  • Text CELEBRATE to 48744. We will be gathering messages from across the country and sending them straight to your phone! Text CELEBRATE to 48744 and you will get periodic texts throughout the week that remind you how special both you and your profession are.

How Supporters Can Honor Teachers This Week

  • Text CELEBRATE to 48744. Supporters who text this number will be able to leave a message of appreciation to be shared with real educators during Teacher Appreciation Week.
  • #ThankATeacher: Read NEA’s roundup of stories showcasing just a few of our exceptional educators who have gone beyond the call of duty to help students succeed during a challenging and unconventional school year—and share your favorites on social media using the #ThankATeacher hashtag.

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