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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  • - 2021-10-05 14:02:33 -0600
    Our three grandchildren in grades 2, 4, and 7 are really enjoying this school year at Ecole Camille J Lerouge School in Red Deer.
    Thank-you to the teachers of Luc, Sara, and Jeremie.
  • - 2021-10-05 14:01:32 -0600
    Thanks to all Alberta teachers for the good work you do with all our students, especially in these difficult times with a provincial government who devalues your work.
  • - 2021-10-05 14:00:04 -0600
    Teachers are the heart of the building and I am so grateful to have such wonderful colleagues working alongside me, and teachers guiding my daughter to success during her elementary years!
  • - 2021-10-05 13:54:11 -0600
    Being retired and having enjoyed 39 years in the world of education, I can truly say that I have never had to cope with a pandemic and online teaching. Hats off to all of the teachers and especially those working with my grandchildren. Thanks.
  • - 2021-10-05 13:50:10 -0600
    The tenacity and perseverance of teachers during the pandemic is truly astounding. Bravo!!!
  • - 2021-10-05 13:49:50 -0600
    Thank you for all you do! ❤ This is a critical job and should be more respected than it is now.
  • - 2021-10-05 13:49:05 -0600
    As a retired teacher, I’ve been following the ups and downs for the last 20 months and I have nothing but t admiration for all of you.
  • - 2021-10-05 13:49:02 -0600
    We are better because of you. We owe you our unmitigated thanks ! You had our best interests at heart and now it is our turn to have your backs where we can make a difference…at the polling stations. Carry on for the kids! Keep smiling & good luck! G.S.
  • - 2021-10-05 13:47:25 -0600
    I’m proud to be a member of a family of teachers. My Aunts were teachers and excellent role models. My sister was also a teacher and my niece and I both graduated from U of A.
    Firstly thank you to my Aunts that made such an impact on our lives. Secondly thank you to my colleagues that made a difference in my career and impacted so many, many students.
  • - 2021-10-05 13:46:56 -0600
    From a retired teacher, I know the challenges that teachers face every day and marvel and thank them for it often.
    This last almost 2 years of covid has been significantly challenging, and I wonder how they even do it now. So I thank you all, teachers, and may you have some significant rest and relief this year.
  • - 2021-10-05 13:45:45 -0600
    Thanks to all my wonderful colleagues who give so much of their time to inspire the young people of today.
  • - 2021-10-05 13:45:03 -0600
    As a former trustee and now running again for that position I fully support any and all teachers. You have chosen such an honourable profession that goes unheralded in many cases. Thank you for all that you have done. Bravo to you all and keep up the good work.
  • - 2021-10-05 13:44:34 -0600
    A huge thank you to everyone continuing to meet the challenges in one of the best professions in the world. Be smart, be safe, take care of one another and enjoy each day with your students.
  • - 2021-10-05 13:34:54 -0600
    Hey you guys – you have been exemplary. With all you w had loaded on you during the pandemic in addition to the high expectations you already were dealing with, you have excelled. And we ALL appreciate your hard work, dedication and big hearts. Thanks for all you have done and continue to do. Take care of yourselves too – I for one will have your back for all the years to come.
  • - 2021-10-05 13:34:45 -0600
    Great work people!
    Enjoy your long weekend off… You deserve it… Recharge your batteries.
  • - 2021-10-05 13:32:05 -0600
    Un grand merci à vous tous! Vous faites un travail formidable, très apprécié!
  • - 2021-10-05 13:30:41 -0600
    Thank you to all the teachers for their dedication, strength, courage and most of all compassion for teaching all children, of all ages and grades! I have 3 grandsons who are benefiting greatly from all who teach them! 💓💓💓💓
  • - 2021-10-05 13:26:08 -0600
    Teachers are the backbone to a civil society. It is a difficult job but absolutely essential..
  • - 2021-10-05 13:25:57 -0600
    Thank you to all the committed and caring teachers for going beyond the call of duty during these Covid times. You have been resourceful and focused in the continuing challenges of education. Cheers to you all.
  • - 2021-10-05 13:24:08 -0600
    From a retired teacher, thank you always for being dedicated to the most important job there is!! A million hugs for all of you after doing such an outstanding job through this pandemic. You are heroes!
  • - 2021-10-05 13:23:18 -0600
    Your continued work with young people ensures strong pillars of democracy for all of us in the future. Thank you.
  • - 2021-10-05 13:22:44 -0600
    Teaching is a wonderful profession. Thank you to all of those who work so hard at being professional and caring about all students.
  • - 2021-10-05 13:22:41 -0600
    Thank you for giving so much of yourself to our children, our students, our young people. The difference you make in the lives of others is phenomenal.

    In doing this important and life-giving work, please remember to take gentle care of yourselves, alway!
  • - 2021-10-05 13:22:01 -0600
    As a retired teacher and principal I know hard our teachers work on a daily basis…
    What I don’t know is how much more difficult it has been over the past 2 years – ie. the Pandemic… I can guess but I would probably not come close…

    I constantly think of how tough things must be…
    Thank you all for doing what you do !
  • - 2021-10-05 13:20:35 -0600
    Thanks to Mr. V for keeping music vital at @Crawfordplains. Thanks to Mrs. Blessing, Mrs. Rhodes and Mrs. House for helping me appreciate learning at Bryan elementary school. They allowed me to carry my willingness to inquire and ongoing curiosity from my schoolwork, into my life and beyond. This outlook it is reflected in my musical pursuits with mentor Dr. Leonard Ratzlaff (pictured) and amongst my everyday volunteering activities.
  • - 2021-10-05 13:15:54 -0600
  • - 2021-10-05 13:13:28 -0600
    I would like to thank my Jr. High Band teacher Paul Brown. He made a huge impact on me, not only in the band room, but he showed me that I mattered, and that I had worth. I have since become a band teacher myself, and love sharing the gift of music with my students. Thanks Paul!
  • - 2021-10-05 13:12:16 -0600
    I’d like to thank my wife Kandel for the effort and dedication she has to being a great teacher. She not only influences our children, but many of her schools students along the way. The experiences she provides them help to create positive life long memories, skills, and attitudes. Good job!
  • - 2021-10-05 13:10:08 -0600
    Outstanding, caring, giving, unrecognized but always ready to help. Thank you
  • - 2021-10-05 13:09:55 -0600
    Teachers are the best gift, they touch our heart forever.