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There are people in
our lives that make an
impact on us.
A lot of those just
happen to be teachers.
Here is a chance to say
Please tell us who you are.
Schools were closed, then opened, then closed and opened again. Kids were sent home to quarantine and Zoom classrooms became all the norm. Teachers did as best they could. Parents, caught off guard, put in that extra effort to support their children’s learning. Often it was an overwhelming experience. But parents and teachers came to see each other in a new light.

Now with schools open and teachers back in class, it's time to reflect on what we've all been through and how we've depended on each other. And now, on World Teachers Day, let's throw teachers a well-deserved 'thank you.'
"On behalf of Alberta's teachers, thank you, parents for all you have done over the last 18 months to help support learning to continue."
– Jason Schilling, ATA President

Read some of the Thank You comments so far.

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  • - 2021-10-05 10:35:48 -0600
    Teachers rock!
  • - 2021-10-05 10:35:27 -0600
    You are making a very real difference in the lives of each child in your class. Thank you for doing so as it can make the world an even better place.
  • - 2021-10-05 10:35:05 -0600
    Stay strong and safe! You are so important to your students and their families to support them at this time when all the world needs hope and consistent strength. May you and your loved ones be blessed with all that is good!
  • - 2021-10-05 10:35:02 -0600
    As a former teacher and a grandmother of children in the publicly funded school system, I can’t imagine how hard you must be working during this pandemic. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for all you are doing to keep our children safe, happy, and learning each and every day. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!
  • - 2021-10-05 10:34:49 -0600
    Thank you for the Love you give your students each and everyday. You are their inspiration.
  • - 2021-10-05 10:33:49 -0600
    Being a teacher (retired) myself, I know some of the struggles teachers are going through. Today, with Covid, the added stress is very heavy. They are helping create our tomorrows…we need to support them in every way possible.
    Thank you, teachers everywhere!
  • - 2021-10-05 10:33:11 -0600
    Thanks to all the teachers who show compassion to the children and teens in their care. Your role could not be more vital when you support and affirm the diverse and unique attributes of your students. So much more than subject matter is learned at school, and the teachers who have cared about and accommodated for my kids and their specific learning and life needs are forever in our hearts. Please know that today and every day your role as an educator and advocator is important, necessary and life changing. Thank you for continuing to show up and do your best work in spite of incredible difficulty and potential danger since March/2020. Please remember to take care of yourselves during these difficult times.
  • - 2021-10-05 10:32:18 -0600
    For everything before, during and after COVID 19!
  • - 2021-10-05 10:31:55 -0600
    My husband is one of the most amazing teachers I know! Thank you for everything you do and for your tenacity, strength and drive to make things better. I know you wanted to quit many times this last year, but you didn’t. You never gave up on any student who needed you. You never gave up. Period.
  • - 2021-10-05 10:30:53 -0600
    Bravo à tous les professeurs qui se démarquent chaque jour pour faire de leur mieux! Nous sommes une équipe fantastique!
  • - 2021-10-05 10:30:34 -0600
    Learning is better than silver or gold.
    Thank you to all the teachers who provide the learning opportunities for our students.
  • - 2021-10-05 10:30:17 -0600
    Thanks to all the teachers I had as a student, those our sons had, the ones now teaching our grandkids, and to our son who is one of the great teachers. We appreciate all that you all do!
  • - 2021-10-05 10:29:58 -0600
    Thank you for your hard work and bravery over the past two years.
  • - 2021-10-05 10:29:39 -0600
    Thank you all so much for everything you do for our most precious beings!
  • - 2021-10-05 10:29:02 -0600
    Without each and every one of you fabulous teachers, my children wouldn’t be who they are today. You showed such so diversity and strength in a time of so much uncertainty. You took on challenges and executed them with such grace. Sending strength and positivity to you all. Thanks doesn’t seem like enough. I’m eternally grateful.
  • - 2021-10-05 10:28:47 -0600
    Once again you are at the forefront and making a difference.
    Keep up the good work,
  • - 2021-10-05 10:28:44 -0600
    Lee Iacocca once wrote: “In a completely rational society, the best of us would aspire to be teachers and the rest would have to settle for something less, because passing civilization along from one generation to the next ought to be the highest responsibility anyone could have”.
    A big THANKS to all you teachers. Keep up the good work.
  • - 2021-10-05 10:28:00 -0600
    Thank You Teachers for everything you do.
  • - 2021-10-05 10:27:52 -0600
    Thank you for being AWESOME!
  • - 2021-10-05 10:27:40 -0600
  • - 2021-10-05 10:27:08 -0600
    Thanks for being here for Alberta’s Children.
  • - 2021-10-05 10:26:56 -0600
    Thank you for all you do to help our children become their best version of themselves. They are our future and you are taking them there. We appreciate all you do, especially in these troubling times.
  • - 2021-10-05 10:26:43 -0600
    Teachers work extremely long hours under very difficult and sometimes discouraging conditions but always manage to smile. Teachers are on the frontline and are hero’s, Students, no matter the age, know you are there for them. Thank You
  • - 2021-10-05 10:26:39 -0600
    A very big thank you to all of our wonderful teachers’ world-wide. Thank you so much for your dedication and hard work – especially during these difficult times. We appreciate you all!
  • - 2021-10-05 10:25:58 -0600
    Thank you for your dedication and hard work!
  • - 2021-10-05 10:25:54 -0600
    As a person of influence, a teacher has the power to positively impact a child for the rest of their lives. Teachers mentor, nurture, encourage and of course, educate. They likely see our kids for more hours per day than we do. Thank you for making such a valuable difference in the lives of our children.
  • - 2021-10-05 10:25:20 -0600
    Mrs. Denise Croteau’s passion for math, science and fitness are an inspiration to both staff and students at Visions West Outreach School. I am grateful for the enthusiasm and genuine concern she brings to our school community. She inspires both students and staff alike. Thank you, Mrs. Croteau!
  • - 2021-10-05 10:25:02 -0600
  • - 2021-10-05 10:24:25 -0600
    As a retired educator, I think about the contributions teachers make each day to inspire, support, encourage and teach every child in their classrooms.Thank you for always doing your best particularly in these difficult times. Stay strong in your support of public education and in fighting for a curriculum that truly reflects the needs of all students.
  • - 2021-10-05 10:23:37 -0600
    I was in the trenches for many years before COVID, and Kenny. Keep fighting!