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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 10:23:24 -0600
    Thank you for your service to the community. It’s a blessing to have you folks.
  • - 2021-10-05 10:23:13 -0600
    There aren’t enough words to thank you for EVERYTHING you have all done. From the bottom of my heart…Thank you, thank you, thank you.
  • - 2021-10-05 10:22:39 -0600
    To all the “unsung heroes” I have had the pleasure of working with, HAPPY WORLD TEACHER’S DAY!
  • - 2021-10-05 10:22:39 -0600
    As a retired teacher, I know the difficulties teachers face every day in the classroom and afterwards. There never is enough tine in the day to do what we would like to do for our students. I know I would not be able to cope with the stresses teachers face today. Thank you for your hard work on behalf of my grandchildren and other children in this province. You are very much appreciated by myself and my family
  • - 2021-10-05 10:22:23 -0600
    Stay Strong!
  • - 2021-10-05 10:22:12 -0600
    Thanks to all my teachers !!🇨🇦🤗
  • - 2021-10-05 10:22:08 -0600
    Thank you for your dedication and hard work especially in these trying times. I support you in your endeavours to keep our children safe and trying to give students a normalcy they so desperately need. Continue to be their guiding light and mentor. At the same time don’t forget about yourself and fellow colleagues. Stay safe.
  • - 2021-10-05 10:22:06 -0600
    The world needs more teachers!! Less politicians, less bureaucrats, less social media, less corporate manipulating more genuine caring for children/students in a healthy, honest and productive public education system.
  • - 2021-10-05 10:21:58 -0600
    Thank you for all the extra effort you have to put in during COVID to keep our children safe. The job was hard enough before the pandemic.
  • - 2021-10-05 10:21:45 -0600
    Thank you for all you give, for the joy you bring children & the risk you are willing to take everyday with your health
  • - 2021-10-05 10:21:41 -0600
    Education and the teachers who believe in it and provide it, not only during school time, but also time spent in researching and preparing for lessons to be taught, deserve our resect, not to take them for granted..
    Unlike many of us, their calling is not only 9-5, but rather 24-7, 365(6). They are passionate about their commitment to their students to succeed — it is a teacher’s calling for which they have spent years in preparation.
  • - 2021-10-05 10:21:41 -0600
    Thank you to all Alberta teachers who have worked so hard, and under increasingly difficult conditions, to teach all our children and to instill in them a love of learning and appreciation for others. You are not thanked enough or given enough support.
  • - 2021-10-05 10:21:40 -0600
    Teachers: You often do a job that is incredibly important but without much personal acknowledgment.
    You have been working for the last year and a half under incredible conditions, and I think people and especially parents, are able to see all the things you have done to keep the childrens’ education as a priority.
    Be blessed and know you are appreciated beyond words!
  • - 2021-10-05 10:21:26 -0600
    Thank you for everything you all do for our children. Educators are the foundation for the future of our kids.
  • - 2021-10-05 10:21:13 -0600
    What would the world be without the teachers in our lives! Thank you all for putting students first and creating a better future for us all.
  • - 2021-10-05 10:21:11 -0600
    My sincere thanks to all my own teachers at Glenora, Westminster, and Ross Shep, Profs at U of A and UVIC, colleagues from Lorne Akins, WD Cuts, Robert Rundle, Ronald Harvey, Wild Rose, Paul Kane, and all my fellow teachers, friends and compatriots in teaching and coaching in all for close to 65 years!
  • - 2021-10-05 10:20:23 -0600
    From growing up with amazing teachers to being lucky enough to call them colleagues – I can’t express enough thanks to the great teachers that have been a part of my life-long journey in education.
  • - 2021-10-05 10:20:08 -0600
    Thanks for all you do above and beyond. To my friends and family who are educators you are appreciated @
  • - 2021-10-05 10:19:55 -0600
    I work with the most amazing teachers!! They are the world’s best!
  • - 2021-10-05 10:19:32 -0600
    Thank you very much!
  • - 2021-10-05 10:19:02 -0600
    Thank you to my elementary teacher, Ed Fruson, who encouraged me to become a teacher. I enjoyed my career. I am living the dream.
  • - 2021-10-05 10:18:15 -0600
    The work you do everyday with our students makes you one of society’s most valued members. Please stay strong and stay safe.
  • - 2021-10-05 10:17:46 -0600
    Thanks for providing a high quality education that contributes to Alberta’s most valuable resource, our children.
  • - 2021-10-05 10:17:41 -0600
    Thank you for all your work during these difficult times.
  • - 2021-10-05 10:17:35 -0600
    I would like to thank all of the wonderful teachers I have had the chance to work with over the last 32 years. I am a better person and teacher for it.
  • - 2021-10-05 10:16:40 -0600
    Your courage and sacrifices during the pandemic have reminded us of your commitment to giving the children the best possible education under all circumstances. We are so grateful!
  • - 2021-10-05 10:16:26 -0600
    I give thanks and honor to all the teachers who have touched my life . They not only inspired me, but also impacted the person I am today. To all the teachers, educators we salute you. 😎😎😎
  • - 2021-10-05 10:16:16 -0600
    Teachers have been the unsung heroes of the past year! They have stepped up to the challenges and made every effort to do their best in very difficult circumstances. Thank you Alberta teachers!
  • - 2021-10-05 10:16:04 -0600
    Thank you to all teachers for the countless hours you expend both in and out of the classroom teaching essential values -kindness, respect, love of learning, appreciation of varied opinions, and so many more – to make our world better for everyone!
  • - 2021-10-05 10:15:58 -0600
    I admire you for being so committed to the students during this time of difficulty .
    Teaching is not about money but a desire to help prepare the new generation for the world to come !!

    God bless and give you the strength to carry on.