You can help us say “Thank You” to our K12 International Academy teachers and staff during National Teacher Appreciation Week.
National Teacher Appreciation Week — Monday, May 1st through Friday, May 5th — is coming up quickly. We need your help to make sure that Teacher Appreciation Week at K12 International Academy is special for all of our hard-working teachers, coaches and staff.
We’re gathering personal stories from our students, parents and learning coaches to share so that everyone in our K12 International Academy family can celebrate the great job that our teachers and staff do throughout the year.
Do you have a special connection with one of your teachers? Has your coach or counselor helped you achieve goals you never thought you could reach on your own? Inspired you to work harder? Helped you through a tough class? Made an extra effort to show that you’re valuable and important? This is your chance to say thanks!
Why recognize our teachers and staff?
We celebrate National Teacher Appreciation Week because our teachers and staff work long hours every day to engage, educate and inspire students all over the world — and we want them to know how much we appreciate all that they do.
“This job is our heart and soul,” says Jessica Sullivan, a K12 International Academy teacher who leads classes in World History, Modern World Studies, AP and US Govt. and Politics. Mrs. Sullivan, along with fellow colleague Lindsay Sublett, are the organizers for our National Teacher Appreciation Week — a role they embrace from the special relationships and connections that they have made with their own International Academy students.
Mrs. Sullivan further notes, “It’s important to recognize the dedication and love that teachers, faculty and staff put in every day to ensure that our students are not just successful in their studies, but that they become better leaders and worldwide citizens.”
The story behind National Teacher Appreciation Week
Our observance of National Teacher Appreciation Week is part of a movement that dates back to 1953, when former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt led a movement to persuade the U.S. Congress to establish an official day recognizing the work of America’s teachers. By 1980, National Teachers Day was added to the calendar to be celebrated during the first week of March. Five years later, it was moved to May.
Over time, the National Education Association and National Parent-Teacher Association stretched the single day of acknowledgement into a full week to thank teachers across the country.
National Teacher Appreciation Day is Tuesday, May 2, 2017. The National PTA has also asked students and parents to post anecdotes to social media using the hashtag #ThankATeacher.
Show your appreciation!
What can you do to show that you appreciate your K12 International Academy teachers and staff? You can tell a story, draw a picture or share a song. You can make a video. You can write a poem. We just want to hear from you in whatever way you feel best highlights a special teacher or staff member.
Let’s tell our faculty and staff at K12 International Academy just how important they are to you and your student(s).
Send all of your Teacher Appreciation messages as well as any questions you may have to Jessica Sullivan at firstname.lastname@example.org. Mrs. Sullivan and Mrs. Sublett will be presenting your messages to our staff during National Teacher Appreciation Week.
You can also reach Mrs. Sullivan by calling (571) 392-2790.
The deadline for submissions is Friday, April 14th.
Thank you for participating!