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 11:59:29 -0600
    Thank you for your continued dedication to the education of our future citizens.
    Your strength and creativity displayed during these trying times of pandemic are really heroic.
    The stress levels throughout our society have been asking so much sacrifice from everyone. I applaud your courage.
    Congratulations from a retired teacher who appreciates your efforts in education.
  • - 2021-10-05 11:58:05 -0600
    Sincere thanks to all who share in the educational and personal growth of children in Alberta. Thank you for your tireless efforts to ensure that children feel valued and supported. Keep smiling.
  • - 2021-10-05 11:56:55 -0600
    Teachers: you make the world go round. You have my utmost respect and gratitude. Thank you.
  • - 2021-10-05 11:56:40 -0600
    David Jeffares, my grade 8 teacher, was instrumental in my decision to become a University researcher and teacher. He welcomed a shy country boy into his city class in the middle of the year and convinced him that he could catch up and do will on miss term exams that started in 8 days time. Will always remember him.
  • - 2021-10-05 11:54:14 -0600
    Thanks to all teachers for going to school every day through these tough times. I have a daughter and two granddaughters who are teaching in very unsafe conditions….no ventilation…no windows…over-crowded classrooms and they work at least one day of every weekend preparing or marking. Wish the media would show the real problems teachers have to put up with…not every child is even teachable, unfortunate, but true! Every teacher deserves a bonus this year!👌💕
  • - 2021-10-05 11:54:09 -0600
    Many, many Thanks for a superior performance in obtaining and instructing our students/ children in the curricular needs and requirements of this present time! Your dedication to the betterment of student needs is awesomely respected and appreciated in the finest way forward. Many former teachers, I know, feel good about their years working with the young students throughout the years! Today’s teachers are awesome and hugely appreciated! Thank You !
  • - 2021-10-05 11:54:01 -0600
    Thanks for always rising to the occasion by continuing to support our children during these challenging times and for adapting to the ever changing technological needs of the system. Your commitment to quality education in Alberta is commendable!
    Kudos to all of you!
  • - 2021-10-05 11:53:58 -0600
    Thanks many times over for all you do every day. Your perseverance and compassion during these times is appreciated!
  • - 2021-10-05 11:53:44 -0600
    I am a retired ARTA U of C teacher. Thank you for all of my former student supports. Thank you to all of us who still teach via zoom.
  • - 2021-10-05 11:51:32 -0600
    Thanks for your caring support of all our children.
  • - 2021-10-05 11:50:57 -0600
    Thank you! Especially to my wife who’s teaching RIGHT NOW!
  • - 2021-10-05 11:48:41 -0600
    I want to thank all the teachers, and especially the principal and vice principal of Ecole Fox Run School in Sylvan Lake. We’ve encountered empathy, caring, compassion, and action in these forms, from all the staff. Excellent school with excellent people.
  • - 2021-10-05 11:47:40 -0600
    A heartfelt thank you to all teachers on the frontlines in today’s uncertain world. As a retired teacher I can appreciate even more fully all that you do for today’s children. You are the best!
  • - 2021-10-05 11:46:00 -0600
    I am grateful beyond words for the dedicated teachers and staff whose commitment to the children entrusted to their care provides an environment of learning that is safe , engaging and hopeful. Thank you for continual presence to our beautiful young people. This is always foremost but even more pressing in these exhausting and wearisome times.
    Keep spilling your light. We all need it.
  • - 2021-10-05 11:42:56 -0600
    Happy Word Teachers’ Day, you are special and loved. Thank you for pouring your heart out and shining a light to the kids! Never forget each little thing you do makes all the difference.
  • - 2021-10-05 11:42:32 -0600
    Happy Teacher’s Day all you fantastic teachers out there!!
  • - 2021-10-05 11:42:17 -0600
    Thanks very much for your hard work and effort during these difficult times for all students
  • - 2021-10-05 11:42:15 -0600
    Teachers are charged with the most important job of all. They treat all students with respect and caring. Many teachers are the most influential persons in their students lives. Well done
  • - 2021-10-05 11:41:50 -0600
    We have been so fortunate to have caring, engaged and inspiring teachers for our daughter. She is growing up being guided by strong role models and her teachers have been a huge part of that. Teachers are so important in our child’s life and we appreciate all of their hard work and support, especially over the last few years.
  • - 2021-10-05 11:41:50 -0600
    Our six grandchildren are thriving at school, so we highly appreciate your work as a teacher. We know you are a member of a very important profession and the world is a much better place on account of your dedication to education. Thank you for your steadfast commitment to your students.

    Best wishes for continued success!
    Eugene & Mary Ewanyshyn
  • - 2021-10-05 11:41:21 -0600
    I am a retired teacher so can deeply understand the challenges facing you at this time. Thank uou for all your time, efforts and care! Our children will benefit from your attention so much over years.
  • - 2021-10-05 11:40:41 -0600
    As an Educational Assistant I saw what teachers go thru every day and respect what they do. Having one or two children in your family at times is hard to manage. Try handling 20+ children, for the good part of a day! Was always nice to go home and give my kids an extra hug, praise or smile!
  • - 2021-10-05 11:40:39 -0600
    Lori Howden,

    All of your hard work and dedication to teaching and helping children for over 27 years is outstanding. Your extra time spent after hours and on weekends is not unnoticed. You are our super hero!

    We love you,

    Emily & Teagan Mitrega
  • - 2021-10-05 11:38:48 -0600
    Teachers are so special! They form good character in kids, working with parents, in often times, difficult situations. I thank God for all the good teachers in my life!
  • - 2021-10-05 11:38:21 -0600
    I want to thank all teachers past and present for being my colleagues, my child’s teachers and now my grandchildren’s teachers (Laurier Gr 1 and Vic Gr 5). Teaching was always wonderful and fulfilling for me. That does not mean it was easy. And I think teaching these days has equally difficult challenges albeit somewhat different and more complex. Really, I can’t imagine a more difficult time than now to be a teacher—and a more worthwhile time to be one, if one can. Well, my grandchildren love their teachers, which says “lots and lots” about how hard they are working. So, I congratulate and THANK our TEACHERS!
  • - 2021-10-05 11:37:53 -0600
    Thanks for doing what you do every day! I know how much caring, planning and energy goes into making every day a positive learning experience for your wide range of students. Thank you for your commitment to public education. I believe you make a difference,and can impact your students’ life trajectory!! Congratulations!!!
  • - 2021-10-05 11:37:23 -0600
    Thank you Mr. Daniel Sdao for all the effort and hardwork you’ve placed into the hearts of the students online!
  • - 2021-10-05 11:36:23 -0600
    Thank you to all teachers that support, love, and tolerate “that boy” in your class. He is my boy.
  • - 2021-10-05 11:36:03 -0600
    I can not express how proud I am of your efforts during covid and putting up with the provincial government. Please keep working to maintain education in our province.
  • - 2021-10-05 11:35:01 -0600
    Thank you for all that you do! You truly are a gift to children.