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 16:44:18 -0600
    I want to thank all the teachers for their hard work and dedication to their profession. The hours they put in for the children is un heard of in any other profession. Thank you
  • - 2021-10-05 16:39:09 -0600
    You hold the future of this province in your hands. Thank you for all your caring energy in molding the adults of tomorrow during this time of crisis.
  • - 2021-10-05 16:39:00 -0600
    It’s a little embarrassing thanking myself for being such a great teacher, but you asked me to say something nice about teachers. Al, you did a great job getting students to enjoy the beauty of the English language …you made poetry come alive and students still come up to me 50 years later to quote the lines that I made them memorize. Thank you for being me.
  • - 2021-10-05 16:27:19 -0600
    Thanks to all teachers in Alberta, Through the last 18 mo. of such trying times.
  • - 2021-10-05 16:24:49 -0600
    As retired teachers, we are so thankful for your contribution to Alberta students at this stressful and challenging time. You are our heroes! Stay well, stay safe.
  • - 2021-10-05 16:24:12 -0600
    All my teachers set the foundation for my successful career.
  • - 2021-10-05 16:17:10 -0600
    Thank you for making an impact on your students! Your work is immeasurable.
  • - 2021-10-05 16:10:35 -0600
    Thank yoou!
  • - 2021-10-05 16:07:10 -0600
    You do a very important job, one that most people don’t think about at all. The future influences and effects on society that a well funded education system with great teachers create are some of the most important and least recognized. Keep up the great work.
  • - 2021-10-05 16:05:21 -0600
    Thank you for all that you do.
  • - 2021-10-05 16:03:53 -0600
    Mr. Marceau – Glenmary School! Amazing English teacher! Thank you!!!!
  • - 2021-10-05 16:02:55 -0600
    Although not a teacher, I have been fortunate to been married to one for 54 years. I always thought that the only thing as tough as teaching is being married to one. After sharing with her all the good and (sometimes) bad times that go into a teachers working life I have nothing but great admiration for anyone choosing this career. Keep up the good work,
    Robert Pettie, Red Deer
  • - 2021-10-05 15:56:07 -0600
    Your dedication and commitment to working with young people throughout this difficult time is remarkable.
  • - 2021-10-05 15:53:58 -0600
    Thank you for all the calls and emails to parents.
  • - 2021-10-05 15:51:44 -0600
    Teaching has become so much more in the last couple of years because of Covid. You are doing an amazing job!! Don’t let anyone tell you you are not. Remember without teachers we would not have the Dr.’s, Nurses, and every other healthcare worker.
    Keep up the great job!!
    THANK YOU!!!
  • - 2021-10-05 15:49:17 -0600
    Thank you for all you do for the children of Alberta especially during these trying times. As a former teacher myself now retired I know how hard you work at your calling and appreciate your enthusiasm, creativity, knowledge and commitment to public education.
  • - 2021-10-05 15:43:56 -0600
    I was a teacher in ordinary times and it was challenging, exciting, totally absorbing. You teachers are working through these extraordinary times, times with no support from your ultimate boss, the premier and his minions, times of terrible threat to human life, times with destructive instructions on curriculum, times with no contact tracing to help isolate the illness, and you keep on! It is outstanding. I thank you along with the massive majority of citizens, parents, children in Alberta. We are afflicted by an electoral system from the 19th century that makes elections an assault. Thank you for your devoted work to insist on modern solutions, modern appropriate curriculum, modern health regulations! Thank you all.
  • - 2021-10-05 15:41:05 -0600
    ’ To teach is to touch a life forever’

    Thank you to teachers everywhere who are entrusted to open children’s minds, hold their hand and enrich their hearts with loving care, warmth and kindness.
  • - 2021-10-05 15:41:05 -0600
    ’ To teach is to touch a life forever’

    Thank you to teachers everywhere who are entrusted to open children’s minds, hold their hand and enrich their hearts with loving care, warmth and kindness.
  • - 2021-10-05 15:39:15 -0600
    Miss Smith I wish you were still around so I could tell this in person and bring you the homemade toffee you would ask for. Thank you for all you did for my son. You were there to take him to games when I was working or with his younger sibling. You made such a difference in his life. I was heartbroken when I heard you had been taken too soon.
  • - 2021-10-05 15:35:08 -0600
    First I would like to express my gratitude to you Jason Shilling for being so positive and hopeful during all the challenges faced this year. You have demonstrated
    True leadership during the most difficult times!

    Congratulations to you and all the teachers and parents for giving all one can to inspire the children and moving onward and upward!
    What a wonderful memory you left imprinted on all our hearts and minds! 3 big cheers to all teachers!
  • - 2021-10-05 15:31:19 -0600
    Thanks to the teachers of our past, to current teachers whose jobs have become so difficult and best wishes to the teachers of our future – your interest and enthusiasm will be welcomed!
  • - 2021-10-05 15:30:38 -0600
    Hope you know that the world would fall to pieces except for the work you do educating the populace.
    You make the future, be so proud!

    The future thanks you!
  • - 2021-10-05 15:28:43 -0600
    Thank you, Teachers, for helping to open worlds for young people. You inspire others to love the learning that you too love. Education is what will save the universe.
  • - 2021-10-05 15:25:20 -0600
    We honour you! We support you! Thank you for teaching our children!
  • - 2021-10-05 15:22:48 -0600
    Thank you 🙏 for all the incredible work you and your colleagues do to ensure our children are protected, nurtured and guided to be the best they can be.
  • - 2021-10-05 15:19:39 -0600
    Having taught from 1978 to 2017, I know how much effort you all put into making your students into the best people they can be but last school year and this school year have taken you to your very limits. Please know that there are many, many, many people who appreciate your extra effort during these unusual times. Stay safe, we need you for our childrens future.
  • - 2021-10-05 15:17:35 -0600
    Thank you teachers! I know you go the extra mile for our kids. We need you and really appreciate all you do.
  • - 2021-10-05 15:15:32 -0600
    Thanking Cheryl Baruta for her years of service as a replacement teacher for teachers on leave.
  • - 2021-10-05 15:09:50 -0600
    Thank you so much for being there for our children/grandchildren. Hats off to you. We would not be able to do it alone.