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Celebrate National Teacher Day!

Words of inspiration for teachers by teachers - Lily's Blackboard

It is Teacher Appreciation Week, and who better to celebrate teachers and teaching than educators themselves? Pulled from the archives of NEA Today we share words of inspiration and dedication from those working on the frontlines of education in our schools every day. Read more.

"Thank you for being extraordinary and inspiring students to reach for the stars."

Click here or click on the image to the left to read your
note of gratitude from NEA President Lily Eskelsen García and National PTA President Laura Bay.



Planning an event? Check out our 2017 National Teacher Day artwork for web, social media, and printable flyers!




Want More? Check out the National PTA's Teacher Appreciation Week toolkit.




Join Our 2017 #ThankATeacher Campaign!

Teachers give us so much. A boost of confidence when we really need one. Extra help when we’re having trouble. A welcoming presence when everything else seems out of control. And though we know we can’t ever thank them enough, we can take a moment during National Teacher Appreciation Week to share our appreciation for the special educators in our lives.
Join NEA and the National PTA in saying “Thank You” by sharing one of the following on social media during Teacher Appreciation Week, May 7-13:

  • A picture of yourself with your favorite teacher, past or present;
  • A picture of your child with his or her teacher;
  • A picture of yourself holding a piece of paper with a simple message saying Thank You to a teacher and why you’re thanking him or her.

Be sure to use the hashtag #ThankATeacher when sharing.
You can also share this graphic to spread the word to your friends! This National Teacher Appreciation Week, let’s show our teachers how much they mean to us!

Who's Thanking A Teacher on Social Media? Watch It Live.

Students thank their teacher during Teacher Appreciation Week


Why Teachers Deserve Our Praise and Support
( PDF, 117 KB, 1 pg.)





May is Member Appreciation Month!

NEA Member Benefits is celebrating you all month long with daily giveaways, freebies, special offers, inspiring videos and more! Visit to join the celebration.

Coming this year...

American Education Week
November 13-17, 2017

Coming in 2018...

NEA's Read Across America Day
Friday, March 2, 2018

National Teacher Day
May 8, 2018

National Teacher Appreciation Week
May 7-11, 2018