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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 21:23:02 -0600
    Thank U for everything u do!
  • - 2021-10-05 21:20:43 -0600
    I have been enriched in so many ways by my forty years of teaching. Congratulations to all of you. I admire all teachers.
  • - 2021-10-05 21:19:45 -0600
    Thank you for you amazing job every day.
    Gob bless you teachers
  • - 2021-10-05 21:10:50 -0600
    Thank you to all teachers who strive to make children’s lives better. I’ve had the opportunity to work with so many fantastic teachers and they have brought joy and pride to the work they do! You are appreciated!
  • - 2021-10-05 21:09:19 -0600
    My heart goes out to all of you teachers for teaching in unbelievable conditions:,work from home , mask mandates and the whole nine yards.The sad thing is that it was all unnecessary if the entire situation had been handled wisely
  • - 2021-10-05 21:02:23 -0600
  • - 2021-10-05 21:02:15 -0600
    Thanks to my Grade One teacher, Ruby MacMillan. She lived up the road from me and we walked to school together. I’ll never forget her. (I’ll be 80 in Dec.
  • - 2021-10-05 20:53:05 -0600
    Keep up your efforts….you are so worth it!
  • - 2021-10-05 20:51:09 -0600
    Teachers are awesome!!
    You work hard and impact so many lives!
    Thanks for all you do.
  • - 2021-10-05 20:44:54 -0600
    Until I became a teacher I never appreciated the good work that they do. And I never appreciated the quality of character that they have. But, with time, they became my most admired people that I’ve ever met. I now am so grateful to have been a part of that marvelous group of professionals. Their work is so vastly underrated. Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your world.
  • - 2021-10-05 20:42:40 -0600
    Thank you for all you do everyday for the children in your classrooms.I am in awe of all the ways you have continued to show your commitment to your students’ growth and learning and safety despite all the challenges presented during this Covid epidemic. Please know that not only parents, but grandparents and all of their families are all so very grateful for your hard work and sacrifices.
  • - 2021-10-05 20:42:00 -0600
    I am writing in support of all Alberta teachers who have worked so hard to keep our kids safe and engaged during these past long months. Most especially, I wish to offer my heartfelt thanks to my grandsons’ teachers at Marion Carson Elementary and Colonel Irvine School. I am so grateful that they continue, in spite of disruptions, to love school and to love learning due to parental support and the dedication of true professionals.
  • - 2021-10-05 20:35:01 -0600
    Your work is especially difficult yet so rewarding especially during this uncertain time. Thank you for your commitment to children and their right to quality education.
  • - 2021-10-05 20:30:25 -0600
    After 32 years in the classroom my thoughts are with you every day through this pandemic. Each child we have in our classrooms leave us with special memories and gifts that last a life time.
  • - 2021-10-05 20:29:33 -0600
    Thank you to all those who taught and coached me, far too many of whom are no longer with us. Thank you to all who have taught and worked with me over the past decades. Thank you to all those with the courage to teach and reach today’s students. Stay Awesome! You work with great souls.
  • - 2021-10-05 20:28:40 -0600
    You are doing an excellent job despite the unfortunate conditions that have existed for the past 2 years. Please know that what you do is appreciated. As a former teacher and a long time educator in this great province we can not thank you enough for your dedication to your students and to the profession that is often under appreciated. Rick Homan
  • - 2021-10-05 20:28:19 -0600
    SO many thanks to colleagues and friends – I owe so much to so many!
  • - 2021-10-05 20:26:56 -0600
  • - 2021-10-05 20:24:32 -0600
    Thank you for being courageous and caring!
    Your work is so appreciated.
  • - 2021-10-05 20:20:04 -0600
    Thanks to all teachers for all you do! You are real heroes!
  • - 2021-10-05 20:19:17 -0600
    After a 31 year career in education and 15 years in retirement I can really appreciate today’s teachers. Their commitment and adaptability these past few years is to be admired.
  • - 2021-10-05 20:11:34 -0600
    I work with the most amazing staff that put kids first! They have had to endure a difficult time with covid and we are still dealing with it but our students do not miss out on anything because our teachers are masters in keeping our kids engaged. We focus on what we can do not what we can’t!
  • - 2021-10-05 20:08:09 -0600
    Keep up your amazing work and dedication! And keep well
  • - 2021-10-05 20:06:34 -0600
    Thank you so much for coming to Grade K Land to get my Kinders up and running on the Zorbits Math Program. People question why I would attempt to have a classroom full of 4 and 5 years all on the Chromebooks at the same time!?! It’s because you are there teaching them step by step in a patient and concise manner! I’m so glad that both my students and I get to learn from you! Happy Worlds Teacher Day!! Red Deer Public Schools is so fortunate to have you as their new Educational Technology Coordinator!
  • - 2021-10-05 20:04:20 -0600
    Congratulations for the work you are doing. Teaching is an honourable profession. For me it was the most gradifing and rewarding. Memories I will aways cherished. Enjoy!
  • - 2021-10-05 20:03:40 -0600
    In these tough times, teachers are doing what they do best…..teach. Thank you for your super job working with young people who are our future.
  • - 2021-10-05 19:59:37 -0600
    Thank you for all that you do for our students. Keep well and stay safe.🥰
  • - 2021-10-05 19:53:48 -0600
    Under the current conditions, your efforts and time are critical to the welfare of all students and their families. Keep up the great work and know the support you deserve is out there.
  • - 2021-10-05 19:52:26 -0600
    Thank you so much for loving the children you are in charge of and giving them the best education you can in these difficult times even though you have committments of families and other things. Thank you for the work you do but just a gentle reminder from a retired teacher that it is your job and not your LIFE.
  • - 2021-10-05 19:52:03 -0600
    My amazing third grade teacher, Mrs. Howell was truly an inspiration in 1958 as she brought the wonderful world of “Enterprise” to life. (Enterprise was the pre-cursor of modern Social Studies.) She helped us develop an understanding of other languages, people and cultures – and a deep appreciation for our own culture and a desire to travel and explore the world. Our Lethbridge neighbourhood was filled with recent immigrants after World War II and what we learned from Mrs. Howell helped us to accept and reach out to these new Canadians – our friends and neighbours. 63 years later and I still remember many of the stories, lessons, art projects, activities and songs that we learned. Bless you Mrs. Howell.