Selected entries will be posted on
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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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  • - 2021-09-21 19:41:19 -0600
  • - 2021-09-21 19:29:42 -0600
    Extremely tough job…..the kids need great teachers. Stay safe…….stay healthy!
  • - 2021-09-21 19:26:29 -0600
    As a retired teacher , I have the utmost respect and hope for all teachers. I hope that you avoid Covid . I hope that you are

    treated better by the government. I hope that you enjoy your class each day with lots
    of positive happenings. I hope that you will always be safe and appreciated!!!

    Sincerely ,
    H.C. Kolthammer
  • - 2021-09-21 19:26:01 -0600
    Teachers you are amazing! You have kept our children learning during extremely trying times. Thank you for your dedication and commitment. We owe you so much for tending to our future…our children.
  • - 2021-09-21 19:17:13 -0600
    Thank you for your sacrifice, dedication and commitment to teaching our future leaders.
  • - 2021-09-21 19:14:52 -0600
    Thank you, Coleen Ring, for introducing Random Acts of Kindness to me and St. James. You have been a good friend…listening to my venting, showing me how to be a kind listener, and being a model in caring for loved ones. I miss you during this CoVid season and am anxiously awaiting a face to face meeting.
  • - 2021-09-21 19:09:55 -0600
    Thanks to all my teachers who encouraged me to become a life time learner. My life has been changed as a result of their knowledge, diligence and professionalism.
  • - 2021-09-21 19:08:10 -0600
    To all Teachers and Administrators,

    Thank you for your contribution to our children and society as a whole. Teaching is never the easiest profession but it is even more difficult and probably more stressful than ever before. Your courage and professionalism helps build the better future that politicians talk about.

    All the best to you all,

    George Edwards
  • - 2021-09-21 19:03:46 -0600
    Thank you for going above and beyond every day in your classroom! And, in particular, thank you for being there during this pandemic, despite the appalling conditions and lack of support you have endured! You are heroes!!!
  • - 2021-09-21 19:02:00 -0600
    Thank you to all teachers and school administrators who were stretched to the limit due to Covid-19 and the ever-changing rules imposed on education due to the pandemic. I really don’t think that if I had still been teaching last school year, I would have been able to do what you did for our grandchildren and all students. Kudos to you all and kudos to the students as well as the parents! You all rose to the task with a job well done!
  • - 2021-09-21 18:59:12 -0600
    Dear Teachers,
    Thank you for your unwavering support for our students over the past year! As a retired teacher, the wife of a retired teacher, the mother of a teacher, and the grandmother of a Preschool student, I have witnessed your dedication, professionalism, and your very hard work!
    Truly appreciated!❤️
  • - 2021-09-21 18:57:10 -0600
    Tnx so much ! We could not get along without you!
  • - 2021-09-21 18:52:18 -0600
    Thank you for your dedication to my daughter’s education and to the education of all Albertan students. I appreciate all the work undertaken to support their learning.
  • - 2021-09-21 18:51:24 -0600
    Thank you to all the teachers who are community leaders especially in those turbulent time!
  • - 2021-09-21 18:50:17 -0600
    My wife is a teacher and has worked very hard. She has spent the last year at home teaching our oldest and helping him with online learning trough the pandemic and looking after our other two children. She has done so well and always strives to be the best she can be.
  • - 2021-09-21 18:38:48 -0600
    All teachers deserve a huge thank you for all you do each day for all of your students. During these very demanding times of the pandemic you perform your duties most days with little or no thanks. Here is a big thank you from a grateful grandmother.
  • - 2021-09-21 18:35:05 -0600
    I don’t have children, but I have many friends who do. They have told me about the enormous challenges teachers have faced, teaching during the pandemic; let alone facing cuts by the Kenney government! Thank you for all you do!
  • - 2021-09-21 18:34:21 -0600
    Thank you to all teachers who continue to put students first is such challenging times. This pandemic has seen you put yourselves at risk and take on many levels extra duties to keep schools open.
    Your concern and care has and is helping students face the mental health challenges they face. Take care of and be gentle with yourselves!
  • - 2021-09-21 18:31:41 -0600
    Our Kindergarten teachers Ms. Teasdale & Mrs. Porter are two of the most wonderful, loving ladies! They continually ensure our kiddos feel safe and loved in these difficult times. We’re beyond thankful for them & how they care for our kids!

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!!
  • - 2021-09-21 18:29:57 -0600
    I cannot thank my children’s teachers enough for their creativity, endless effort and dedication to true connection and care. My kids are so fortunate to be guided through their school years by educators who recognize the value of their influence and the importance of their roles in our children’s lives.
  • - 2021-09-21 18:26:18 -0600
    Su Kerslake we are so proud of how devoted you are to the children in your care. You not only teach them, you love them, feed them , clothe some of them and even help their parents with form filling etc.

    Take care of yourself, please!
    Larry and Charlotte
  • - 2021-09-21 18:24:30 -0600
    I’d like to thank my first grade teacher Mrs. Moëtz for teaching a little girl to love to read. She inspired me to go on to become an Early Childhood teacher and hopefully I taught other children to read and enjoy books as much as I have throughout my lifetime. She opened a magical world for me. The teachers through Covid have demonstrated their devotion to education and the safety of their students. I’ like to thank them and tell them how appreciated their efforts are.
  • - 2021-09-21 18:13:52 -0600
    Thank you so much for helping to educate my grandsons during this difficult time. Teaching is a challenge at the best of times. You are a special person with a noble job and we appreciate you very, very much! Take care and stay safe!
  • - 2021-09-21 18:07:39 -0600
    Thanks Professor McVey. I never said one word in your class but you once wrote a comment on my essay ‘I like your smile’. It meant the world to me.
  • - 2021-09-21 18:06:04 -0600
    Heather Rootsaert was one of the most inspirational and foreword thinking teacher I ever had. I realize she must have been a brand new teacher in the 90s, but you’d never have known given the excellent experience she provided us. She is one of my many inspirations as to why I became a teacher.
  • - 2021-09-21 17:57:50 -0600
  • - 2021-09-21 17:57:31 -0600
    Thank you to the brave and beautiful souls who show up for our children each and every day. I see you. I support you. I am grateful for you.
  • - 2021-09-21 17:57:30 -0600
    Thank you to every single teacher. We know moving to online classrooms were stressful for you and you did such an awesome job!! All of You!!
    Returning to in class during the pandemic was stressful again! I really understand the hours you spend on your own time figuring the positioning of activities with the children! We love you all and thank you for going far beyond to help our children learn in these times of uncertainty, and keeping everyone safe!! You are my hero, my son’s hero THANK YOU ❤️
  • - 2021-09-21 17:57:28 -0600
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