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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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  • - 2021-10-01 09:09:13 -0600
    I appreciate Alberta’s public teachers! You do such amazing work, and are asked to go above and beyond every day.
    Make your union fight for you to get actual full breaks during your workday. Manning recess is not a break. Make the ATA work for you, teachers, not the employer.
  • - 2021-10-01 06:39:03 -0600
    I’d like to thank teachers for their bravery and unending commitment to students. This year the government decided to let you start with no masks or Covid precautions, yet you carried on. Full class sizes, highly contagious delta variant. You are true heroes. Thankyou for being on the front lines. Alberta is so lucky to have you!
  • - 2021-09-30 23:22:35 -0600
    My parents are teachers. They are my favourite teachers as they both teach me. They love and support me. The other teacher who inspired me was Donna Richards from St. Brendan. She cared and made me feel valued in her class.
  • - 2021-09-30 18:56:02 -0600
    Teachers everywhere have always held my utmost respect and admiration. How you deal with some quite interesting children and manage to stay sane…..Bravo!
    Throughout the past year and a half, your resilience has been such a comfort for parents and students. Thank you all!!!
  • - 2021-09-30 14:18:49 -0600
    All i know is with out Teachers one will not be able to read or speak. So therefore my appreciation goes to Teacher all over the world for a job well done. May Allah reward you in a good way that you will not regrets your choosing carrier. I thank you very much.
  • - 2021-09-30 12:43:30 -0600
    Thank you for all your hard work and caring hearts in such a difficult time. Your devotion to your profession is much appreciated and admired.
  • - 2021-09-30 11:18:15 -0600
    You are the spark,the inspiration,the guide,the candle to my life,i am deeply thankful that you are my teacher. Thanks for all teachers.
  • - 2021-09-30 11:08:36 -0600
    Teachers: during this tumultuous time in education, know that you are not alone. You’ve got this! Thank you for what you do every single day!

    “Every child deserves a champion – an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be.” ~Rita Pierson
  • - 2021-09-30 10:40:06 -0600
    I Thank my Teacher. She’s best. She share with my mom all my best pictures.
  • - 2021-09-30 10:26:59 -0600
    From the bottom of my very grateful heart I thank each & every teacher & all of the school staff that has stepped in & stood up to continue to teach & simply be there for our children day in & day out throughout this pandemic. They are heroes in our hearts & we appreciate them all.
  • - 2021-09-30 09:51:16 -0600
    To all the teachers and support staff at Rosemary school – thank you!!
    Thank you for being there for our kids every day.
    Thank you for showing kindness and compassion to them.
    Thank you for all the extras you do to make each day fun for them.
    Thank you for being our hero’s!!
  • - 2021-09-29 14:16:02 -0600
    Mrs. Gagnon is an amazing Senior High teacher. She is one of the BIGGEST reasons my son did as well as he did in Physics and Chemistry!

    Thank you, Mrs. Gagnon!!!
  • - 2021-09-29 13:00:31 -0600
    Mr.Koufogiannakis, your passion for music, the arts and teaching were inspirational. The music programs in Junior High and High School created some of my fondest memories. You help mould me into the person I am today. Thank you, Mr. K, for being a fabulous educator and an advocate for the arts.
  • - 2021-09-29 11:55:19 -0600
    Thank you for all you do to inspire kids to learn. Your efforts are appreciated always, but particularly during these trying times
  • - 2021-09-29 09:16:03 -0600
    The immense pressure and forced flexibility that our teachers have endured over the last year, as they navigated the covid waters, is unimaginable. Between trying to teach online, in-class, and being shut down while trying to create a stress free, fun learning environment for our kiddos would be incredibly challenging and is something that most of us cannot understand. I want to extend my upmost thankfulness and gratitude to our teachers. ❤ Thank you for everything that you do everyday for our kiddos, you are impacting our future generation.
  • - 2021-09-29 07:22:54 -0600
    You are valued. Thankyou for your commitment to your students.
  • - 2021-09-29 06:32:49 -0600
    Thank you dear friends for the daily efforts you put into your students and classrooms!
    Thanks for giving up the last week of your holidays to decorate your classrooms.
    Thanks for buying prizes, treats, art supplies, etc out of your own pockets.
    Thanks for giving up weekends, hours after classes or early mornings to coach, direct plays, set up technical for celebrations etc
    Thank you for attending funerals, buying groceries, clothing etc for kids without.
    Thank you for the hugs, kind words, encouragement and love you bring to your students on a daily basis!
    Thank Alberta teachers. You rock!!!
  • - 2021-09-28 20:58:13 -0600
    I want to extend a sincere thank you to my daughter’s teacher Deb Urban for all the amazing work, care and devotion! My daughter loves going to school every day! You rock!
  • - 2021-09-28 19:28:34 -0600
    Our family would like to thank all of the teachers and staff at Sarah Thompson School for all of their efforts during these difficult times!

    We appreciate each and everyone of you!

    Thank You! ❤️
  • - 2021-09-28 19:16:01 -0600
    A huge thank you to all of the fabulous teachers! My family and I appreciate all you do for my two daughters. You make learning fun and inclusive! Thank you!
  • - 2021-09-28 15:36:40 -0600
    My precious teachers. Thank you for your dedication and hard work. I love you …
  • - 2021-09-28 15:24:23 -0600
    Hello, my daughter who started grade 3 this year has the most amazing teacher ever. I’m not just saying it myself but as my daughter saying this as well. She is so compassionate to not only each student needs but listens and cares to each parent as well. She is the only teacher by far who broke down tin the parent/ teacher interviews on what the goal of learning/expectations in each subject. Unfortunately with low numbers of grade 3 students this year at the school, the 2 grade 3 classes got merged and this beautiful soul of a teacher got moved to a different grade. Not only is this hard on each kids emotions, it’s hard on the parents and the teacher herself. This teacher has always gone above and beyond her role and deserves the most recognition. She has a heart of good! She will never be forgotten as in a short few weeks of knowing her, she has touched our hearts.

    Stay safe, stay strong, never forget who you are.

    Melissa Bonsan
  • - 2021-09-28 11:50:03 -0600
    To all teachers,
    Your kindness, hard work, dedication and caring for your students is greatly appreciated……..especially now more than ever as we go through these stressful times. Stay strong
    Stay safe
  • - 2021-09-28 10:32:13 -0600
    I can’t Thank the Teachers, principles, councillors, and support staff enough.
    They have taken on such an enormous burden. They have had funding removed and supports removed but much more work added with out any thanks from the government.
    You have had to deal with frustrated parents and stressed out kids . You have had to try teach on line while dealing with your family and kids.
    You are heroes and you are doing great works despite our provincial government .
    Keep up your amazing great work and vote for a public supportive
  • - 2021-09-28 00:12:10 -0600
    The teacher I want to thank will also be celebrating a birthday on Oct. 5! For 20 years, I have and will continue to be honoured to call this person my sister, my friend, my confidante. À peer who continuously teaches me about kindness and tolerance and courage. I’ve not seen her in 6+ years, but everyday I think of her, and the life-lessons she has shared with me💗
  • - 2021-09-27 21:57:08 -0600
    Thanks to the many amazing teachers I had, I became a teacher.
    Thank you to the tremendous people who taught and still teach my own babies.
    Thank you to the phenomenal colleagues who have withstood everything thrown at them in the last 18+ months. Who have pivoted so many times your heads are still spinning when the next pivot comes. The people who have run interference so kids can learn in the classroom, at home, blended, on the phone, for two weeks here and two weeks there. The brave souls who have shown up no matter what, ready to do it all again the next day, the next month, the next year.
    You are my heroes!
  • - 2021-09-27 18:37:21 -0600
    Thank you to Mr Wheeler and Mr Halverson. If it wasn’t for them I wouldn’t be where I am today in my career. Thank you guys so much for pushing me towards the stars and being there with me every step of the way. I wish there was more ways for me to thank you both for everything you have done for me. Thank you so much for helping turn my dream into a reality and for that I’m truly grateful
  • - 2021-09-27 15:10:33 -0600
    I’m so blessed to have had great teachers and to have worked with so many wonderful teachers. I am full of respect for all the hard work and dedication that these professionals give to the children . They continue to give their best in these very difficult times. "My best wishes to them all.
  • - 2021-09-27 06:14:21 -0600
    Thank you to all Alberta teachers for everything you do for your students, their families, and your community! You, too, are frontline workers, and we can’t thank you enough for your professionalism, your perseverance, and your dedication!
  • - 2021-09-26 21:36:25 -0600
    I am deeply grateful for all the front line teachers who are helping our children and parents through these troubled times. I respect and applaud you all. That is why we need to keep our students and staff at the schools . At all costs. Stay strong. NO VACINE PASSPORTS