Selected entries will be posted on
billboards and social media.
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 15:09:21 -0600
    Thank you teachers for everything you do. You have helped so many kids and family through this pandemic. Please know that you are so very much appreciated!!! Not only on World Teachers’ Day but truly EVERY Day!
  • - 2021-10-05 15:08:37 -0600
    Thank you for all that you do fir our students and families! You are appreciated!❤️🌸❤️
  • - 2021-10-05 15:06:28 -0600
    I had so many positive interactions with teachers during my school years. Because of those experiences, I enrolled in the Faculty of Education. After 40 years in schools and division office, I witnessed countless amazing teachers making a difference. Thank you to our teachers for making such an impact on students.
  • - 2021-10-05 15:02:41 -0600
    What would we do without out great inspiring teachers today? Keep. Up the great work you are all doing under these trying circumstances. Thanks to each one of you near and far!
  • - 2021-10-05 15:02:30 -0600
    Public Education is our investment for the future and the common good of our society.
    Teacher deserve our respect and appreciation.
  • - 2021-10-05 15:01:22 -0600
    Thank you to all the wonderful teachers across the world who put their heart and souls into what they do for our future generations every single day.
  • - 2021-10-05 15:00:23 -0600
    Thanks to all teachers who have made the very best of an extremely almost impossible situation. It speaks to the dedication of teachers who showed up and were willing to do whatever necessary to attend to the multitude needs of your students. Good on ya-
  • - 2021-10-05 14:56:26 -0600
    I saw it years ago when my kids were in school; I see it now with my grandchildren in school: teachers have impact! Their impact goes beyond the classroom, beyond the grade, beyond the school…and is carried into the community today, tomorrow and for years to come. Thank you, one and all!
  • - 2021-10-05 14:53:19 -0600
    Thank you to all teachers, especially in the pandemic!
  • - 2021-10-05 14:53:18 -0600
    Dear teachers, what a crazy almost two years it has been!! Through it all, you have kept your focus on your students, their learning and their well-being, as you navigate craziness and unbelievable teaching conditions. Your students are so blessed to have you! My wish for you is that you can let go of some of the volunteer ‘jobs’ that teachers have traditionally taken on that sometimes take away from the work you do with kids and from your own time and energy. Please make self-care a priority so that you can continue your great work with our kids and I will continue to advocate for decent working and learning conditions for you and your students. Many, many thanks!
  • - 2021-10-05 14:51:13 -0600
    You make a world of difference and the world a better place!
    Thank you for your countless hours and your endless dedication to such a noble profession of shaping your lives!
    Sylvia MacKenzie
  • - 2021-10-05 14:50:54 -0600
    I am a retired elementary school teacher. I cannot imagine the stress and strain on teachers these past two years. You have my utmost respect and gratitude for your hard work on behalf of Alberta’s children and youth. My grandchildren are thriving at school (and last year on-line) due to your dedication to education (and despite our provincial government’s fumbling). I thank you on World Teachers’ Day and everyday.
  • - 2021-10-05 14:47:33 -0600
    Wanted to share my immense gratitude for my current and former teachers, and my current teacher colleagues that work in the profession. I think it’s a front row seat to the greatest show on earth!
  • - 2021-10-05 14:41:43 -0600
    Thank you, Miss Foster, Mr. Nixon, Mrs. Blumquist, Mr. Fly, Mrs. Strangward, Mrs. Solick! You have made my daughters time at school enjoyable and tolerable!
  • - 2021-10-05 14:32:03 -0600
    Thank you for carrying on with enthusiasm and professionalism during such trying and life threatening times. You are the lifeline for many kids who need to have a distraction from their real lives for a few hours each day. As a retired teacher, my hat goes off to you – I cant imagine the stress level you’re under every day. Someone reminded me recently that this is the third school year that has been impacted – that is huge! Hang in there and know that you are appreciated by former teachers immensely. XOXO
  • - 2021-10-05 14:30:37 -0600
    I can’t say thank you enough for all the effort and support you give to all the kids.
    Thank you !
  • - 2021-10-05 14:29:59 -0600
    I work with remarkable teachers who do an outstanding job every day! I am so grateful to work with such a thoughtful, committed and caring community of professionals. Thank you for all you do for our students and families!
  • - 2021-10-05 14:24:25 -0600
    You make a difference every day. Keep inspiring learning.
  • - 2021-10-05 14:22:23 -0600
    As a retired primary teacher, I’ve watching with trepidation and admiration the efforts teachers have put into teaching their students. You’ve gone the extra mile to give your students a quality education in a exhaustive and scary time. Thank you so much for teaching in your classrooms when you could and also online a lot of the time. I so understand and admire what you have done and are continuing to do. Please take some rest and quiet times for yourselves whenever you can and have heart, all of us out here and rooting for you. Jean Cofell, Retired teacher, Northern Gateway School Div., Valleyview, AB.
  • - 2021-10-05 14:19:59 -0600
    As a retired teacher, I’m holding you all in my heart. Wishing you continued strength, Faith and Hope always coupled with love and care for all the students of all ages you touch daily.
    Thank you, most gratefully for all you do.
  • - 2021-10-05 14:19:11 -0600
    Thank you to all the Alberta Teachers who are excellent models of kindness, compassion, resiliency and professionalism yesterday, today, and tomorrow. Our children are better as a result of all your hard work throughout these last couple years. Thank you for working with us, the families, to ensure that safety, personal responsibility and most of all humanity remain at the forefront of learning.
  • - 2021-10-05 14:17:05 -0600
    Thank you to the Meadowlark Christian School teachers and EA’s that are working with my children regularly. I appreciate you everyday and want to say thanks today. THANK YOU!!!!!
  • - 2021-10-05 14:15:47 -0600
    Thank you to all Alberta teachers for your exceptional efforts to educate students during the Covid crisis. You have been on the front lines without enough government support or recognition. You have made students a priority and adapted to numerous changing and difficult circumstances. In many cases you have put your own health at risk by entering classrooms where some or all students are unvaccinated. Although it may appear that your efforts go unnoticed, you are making a significant difference in the lives and futures of our most precious resource.
  • - 2021-10-05 14:12:41 -0600
    Kudos to all the Wolf Creek teachers for carrying on spite of the challenges with covid 19.
  • - 2021-10-05 14:11:24 -0600
    Thank you to all the wonderful people I work with – you are hard working, you are strong, you are amazing!
  • - 2021-10-05 14:08:51 -0600
    If not for you, . . . I would be a far diminished person. Thanks for all the lifts!
  • - 2021-10-05 14:08:49 -0600
    Thank you for being there for our kids and putting in the countless hours away from the classroom! Please look after yourselves!👏
  • - 2021-10-05 14:08:26 -0600
    Thank you to all the teachers who battled through the sudden changes in teaching format (online, off-line, and in person with mask,) during COVID. I think any parent who had to work from home and supervise their child as well appreciated what you do.
    Thank you all for keeping our students engaged during this difficult time.
  • - 2021-10-05 14:07:31 -0600
    Thank you teachers! Even though I’m almost 20 years out of high school, I can still hear my math teacher’s voice loud and clear:

    “Expand your horizons!”
    “Nose to the grindstone!”

    I remember her jumping up on a desk to just really make sure we were paying attention to those messages.

    As students, we couldn’t help but catch the wave of your enthusiasm. Thank you!
  • - 2021-10-05 14:02:35 -0600
    The teachers that taught me have passed on. However, I would like to THANK my colleagues for the work they have done & for being friends all these years.
    THANK you to my former students & players for trying to be the best you could be.
    Good Health & Good Luck to you all!!!