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 10:03:16 -0600
    Thank you for all you do each day to support all of our students. You are awesome and so appreciated.
  • - 2021-10-05 10:02:59 -0600
    Thank you for your wisdom, patience and inspiration. A good teacher is remembered all of our lives. Today with so many stresses in the classroom, and the addition of a pandemic, I salute your courage and resiliency. Thank you for teaching me to be a good person, a global citizen and a life-long learner. You should all be paid rock-star wages and shown the respect you deserve every day!
  • - 2021-10-05 10:02:53 -0600
    Thank you for making a difference.
  • - 2021-10-05 10:02:44 -0600
    Thank you, thank you!! You are making a difference in a world of indifference!
  • - 2021-10-05 10:02:44 -0600
    Great job!
  • - 2021-10-05 10:02:39 -0600
    You are amazing! Thank you so much for all you do – please know it is seen and appreciated!
  • - 2021-10-05 10:02:34 -0600
    To all teachers, who do so much more than just teach! A great deal goes on behind the scenes in the interest of helping kids succeed that the public is often unaware of.
  • - 2021-10-05 10:02:29 -0600
    Thanks for all you do – and it’s so much more that most people realize!
  • - 2021-10-05 10:02:10 -0600
    Thank you to all the teachers who worked through this pandemic. I know it was very hard but you’re doing great.
  • - 2021-10-05 10:02:00 -0600
    To all the educators in our province, thank you for your service. You are incredible and you are appreciated!
  • - 2021-10-05 08:16:32 -0600
    THANK YOU!! Thank you for going through the ups and downs with our children. Especially throughout the last couple years with Covid. Thank you for being there to comfort and listen to my children when they need you and to guide them and teach them, not only school subjects but also how to be a good person. You are all amazing. 💕
  • - 2021-10-05 08:12:04 -0600
    Thank you to all the teachers in Dr Clark school I hope you have a good day and remember to stay healthy🥰🥰🥰- from alexis
  • - 2021-10-05 08:06:55 -0600
    Would love to say thank-you from the bottom of our hearts! Our kids teachers have helped develop our kids into bright, respectful young teenagers whom continue to grow and flourish, with your help our kids will grow into successful, young adults, again thanks so much ❤️
  • - 2021-10-05 06:39:26 -0600
    Behind every student who believes in themselves, there is a Teacher who believed in them first…
    Thank you Ms. Lakeman for being a great Teacher…
  • - 2021-10-05 00:07:36 -0600
    Thanks to teachers of Livingstone Range School Division. You have continued to put your students first even more during these pandemic times. Your dedication has not gone unnoticed. Please know you are appreciated and loved.
  • - 2021-10-04 23:33:28 -0600
    Andrew Woolnough from Saint Isidore Catholic School of Calgary is the best teacher my son has had. So enthusiastic, welcoming and dedicated. Thanks Andrew! My kid started loving maths because of your teaching passion! You are a natural teacher.
  • - 2021-10-04 23:19:03 -0600
    Sincere appreciation and kudos to each of the teachers who have so carefully attended to the needs of the children in our community during this difficult time by modelling kindness, resilience and grit!
  • - 2021-10-04 22:42:28 -0600
    Thank you teachers. You give so much every single day!
  • - 2021-10-04 21:57:17 -0600
  • - 2021-10-04 21:56:59 -0600
    We wanted to send a special shout out to the AMAZING teachers at Ecole Frere Antoine.

    Thank you for bringing so much passion, excitement, creativity, and love to your job. My boys come home happy every day because of all you do!❤
  • - 2021-10-04 21:06:42 -0600
    Alberta teachers are amazing. Despite so many challenges in the last year and a half, you have adapted over and over, taught, loved, and given more than most people can imagine. You are all heroes! I love you all.
  • - 2021-10-04 19:57:09 -0600
    Despite her many personal challenges endured by her and so many in the Fort McMurray community, my daughter-in-law Amanda Hoblak continually strives to make a difference in the lives of the young students she feels priviledged to teach. We are proud of you.
  • - 2021-10-04 19:47:18 -0600
    I want to thank you for your patience and time. I am a Grandmother raising my Grandson I am blind and deaf and your kindness and time helps me tremendously!For the hours that you spend making learning fun and then in turn during this pandemic sharing this with me online . The one on one that you provide day in and day out with a smile and laugh!
    I thank you !❤️❤️
  • - 2021-10-04 18:21:54 -0600
    A THANK YOU to a very special friend, colleague and teacher to my son.
    Mrs Lembryk you are an amazing teacher and an even more amazing person.
    I look up to you as a colleague and am in awe of how you do what you do!

  • - 2021-10-04 17:07:00 -0600
    Thank you for standing tall, and guiding our children through an extremely difficult time. Your courage and strength have helped us all. My sincere respect for you all!
  • - 2021-10-04 12:14:55 -0600
    Thank you Mrs Smith for teaching me something new each day and make me shine.
  • - 2021-10-04 09:06:20 -0600
    You are all so amazing!! I can’t even imagine how you have managed these past years. So many students struggling, adjusting on the fly, mixed leadership messages, all while trying to engage learning?! So challenging & super stressful!! You are all Rock Stars!! Thank you for all you do.
  • - 2021-10-03 23:43:33 -0600
    My name is Isabella and I’m in Grade 2P. I want to say thank you to all my teachers in Holy Spirit Catholic school: Mrs. Johnston (Kindergarten), Mrs. Tessier (Grade 1), and Mrs. Peterson (Grade 2). Thank you for everything you do for us to learn and keeping us safe. I love you all! ❤️
  • - 2021-10-03 22:18:30 -0600
    My grade one teacher, Lydia Yeomans, changed my life. We were her first post-grad class. She was effervescent, loving and made every day a thrill. Her smile lit up the room and I remember being made to feel as though we were the most treasured humans on the planet when we were in her classroom.

    Amazingly, she was also my grade seven teacher and I felt the exact same way. She always had time to talk, to answer questions, and treated us with such care.

    Many years later when I was completing my Education degree I ran into her at the U of A as she was touring high school students on campus. I was immediately transported to my six-year old self, and was filled with gratitude for all that she did to make me feel so special.

    I’m now a Principal and remember her so fondly. Thank you Mrs. Yeomans for setting me on a path that defined my life.
  • - 2021-10-03 20:39:53 -0600
    Huge thanks to Hooda Hassen at Olympic Heights school in Calgary. She made a huge difference in my son’s life last school year. Without her, I don’t think he’d be attending school at all this year.