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 11:19:59 -0600
    Thank you for caring about children & being a constant in their lives!
  • - 2021-10-05 11:18:16 -0600
    Education is life changing – thank you for your impact on so many lives!
  • - 2021-10-05 11:16:43 -0600
    Having been a teacher myself, I understand some of what teachers are facing these days. Thank you for all you do for my grandkids (one in K, two in grade 7 and one in grade 9) and for kids in every classroom in the world.
  • - 2021-10-05 11:16:29 -0600
    Congratulations on a job well done.Your work has been most appreciated since I am a single retired teacher.Thank you
  • - 2021-10-05 11:16:23 -0600
    As a mom of 4 different learners, now ranging in age from almost 29 years old down to 15 years old, I’ve been a parent within the public education system here in Calgary for a long time! I am also a lifelong Albertan. My kids have been in the main stream programs as well as alternative programs.

    There are so many names I would love to thank but that list is truly almost EVERY teacher I’ve had the pleasure of knowing!

    Thank You is not enough. Thank You will never be enough! As a participating parent in the education process through countless volunteer hours I have personally witnessed the patience, organization, dedication and passion of our Alberta teachers and faculty.They are human, they to are learning, growing and they are there for our kids because it matters to them! Like parenting, teaching can almost assuredly feel thankless some days! Trying to balance the politics and expectations with passion and knowing what’s right for individual learners is nothing less than exhausting. As a huge supporter of Alternative programs and our beautiful, dedicated, non traditional teachers I am so grateful to live in Alberta. To have options for my different learners and to have flexibility in their curriculum for my children to not only voice but explore their strengths has been a huge joy to watch my learners grow in confidence! From the Spanish Immersion, the GATE, the Arts Centered Learning and the Science Alternative programs my children gained community perspective and inclusion. While they had their struggles they were never alone because our teachers ARE outstanding human beings who deserve nothing less than memorials upon each and every one of their retirements! Thank You doesn’t feel like enough but a HUGE Thank YOU shouted from a mountain top may come close! THANK YOU :-)
  • - 2021-10-05 11:14:25 -0600
    The most honourable profession of ALL!! Thank you to every teacher past and present!! You do so much for kids and education!
  • - 2021-10-05 11:13:43 -0600
    As a retired teacher I know first hand how very hard teachers work. However, I am so impressed with the creativity and fearsome dedication you have all shown during the past year and a half. With no end in sight! What an extraordinary task!

    Thank you on behalf of all the students I loved and for my grandchildren.

    For their futures and ours in your capable hands, we applaud you.
  • - 2021-10-05 11:13:41 -0600
    Hello Teachers,
    Keep caring for students, make it your priority for your students to reach their goals.
  • - 2021-10-05 11:13:25 -0600
    Thanks for staying positive through these difficult times. You are superstars!
  • - 2021-10-05 11:13:22 -0600
    A huge thanks to my peers still teaching! You have my admiration for the challenges of teaching through Covid…you are all amazing.
    Today…remember to step back, breathe and inhale the love from many who silently hold you in spirit!
  • - 2021-10-05 11:13:11 -0600
    To my beautiful daughter Ashley Picard who is an Interactions teacher with EPSB, thank you for all your hard work, compassion and dedication you and your team provide to your kiddos everyday. Your kiddos are very lucky to have you as their teacher! Love, Dad ❤
  • - 2021-10-05 11:13:10 -0600
    As a retired teacher, I watch in awe as you have manoeuvred all the ups and downs of our CoVid crises. I thank you for your dedication, expertise, and compassion that have shone forth – all the while juggling your own personal lives, families, and households. Teachers are modern day warriors!
  • - 2021-10-05 11:11:33 -0600
    You help build the foundation of our society. Thank you
  • - 2021-10-05 11:10:55 -0600
    My deepest gratitude to all the teachers in Alberta who have shown such dedication and devotion to their students during these trying times. You have worked tirelessly to provide a variety of platforms to present material and accommodate all students.
  • - 2021-10-05 11:09:45 -0600
    Thanks for all you do!
  • - 2021-10-05 11:08:57 -0600
    Thanks for all the support helping students achieve success every day!
  • - 2021-10-05 11:08:48 -0600
    As an ex-teacher myself (if that ever really happens), I would like to honour my compatriots in their contribution to children and to society during this dark time for all of us!
  • - 2021-10-05 11:08:38 -0600
    Thank you to all, for your tireless efforts, your undying love of your students, and your dedication to ensuring we continue to be leaders in Education for others to emulate!
    I’m proud of you!
  • - 2021-10-05 11:07:51 -0600
    Thank you for all the time for extra preparations, encouragement and caring for all the children. You have been the unsung heroes that have been plugging along without complaining and doing your job without thanks throughout this pandemic. Happy World Teachers Day!
  • - 2021-10-05 11:07:30 -0600
    I appreciate the time, effort, and expertise teachers put in to help educate children. I think they need to be recognized for all the concern and hard work.
  • - 2021-10-05 11:07:02 -0600
    Thank you to all my teachers who helped me to learn and have a great life, thank you to all the teachers who are helping and teaching and inspiring our kids.
  • - 2021-10-05 11:06:44 -0600
    I had a very rewarding career in teaching. I admire all of the teachers and support staff who put their hearts and their knowledge on the line every day for our students.
  • - 2021-10-05 11:06:38 -0600
    Thank you to all teachers who are now going above the call of duty in this time of COVID!
    We think about you every day and pray that you give yourself
    Self care, so that you can meet the challenges you have each day, while keeping up your energy and staying healthy!
    Happy Teacher’s Day! 💕🙏🙏
  • - 2021-10-05 11:06:00 -0600
    Thanks to all teachers in Alberta. They are doing a great job, congratulations.
  • - 2021-10-05 11:04:19 -0600
    I have worked with many wonderful teachers. Collaborative, problem solvers, inventive, adaptable, dedicated; these descriptors mean more in these times then ever. Celebrate yourselves this day. You make a difference.
  • - 2021-10-05 11:03:02 -0600
    Thank you for caring for our kids like they are your own! We are so lucky to have such amazing people in our schools helping shape the minds of our future leaders.
  • - 2021-10-05 11:01:09 -0600
    Many thanks to the hard working teacher especially at this difficult time
  • - 2021-10-05 11:00:59 -0600
    Thank you for giving from your heart. Sharing love and knowledge with your students is your gift. You provide this selflessly!
    Being a solid, consistent support to your students nurtures and provides an excellent example to the next generation. Well done teachers!
  • - 2021-10-05 11:00:35 -0600
    Thank you Dr. McCall for creating a questioning atmosphere in chemistry and social studies. I followed in his footsteps as a teacher and textbook author, combining the science and social studies perspectives with a broad and deep world view. He shaped my thinking and opened up a new world of ideas, beyond the conservative curriculum.
  • - 2021-10-05 11:00:18 -0600
    To all teachers across this province of Alberta- You have shown the work ethic, the caring for students and the creativity that teachers have been doing for years. This is so admirable that teachers have never changed in the way they have treated their profession and the duty they pay to the students under their jurisdiction. Also kudos to those teachers who took on the responsibility of those students who remained at home and you still did a fantastic job giving them an excellent program and in keeping them excited about learning, My grandson was part of that program and talked excitedly to me on a regular basis. Thanks for being the people who really put their professional duties ahead of so many other things that you could have done.Bless you and stay safe, This is not over yet. Unfortunately.