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A Teacher Appreciation Day Thank You from CEA President Sheila Cohen

CEA President Sheila Cohen offers her thanks this Teacher Appreciation Day.

CEA President Sheila Cohen offers her thanks this Teacher Appreciation Day.

CEA President Sheila Cohen extends a warm thank you this Teacher Appreciation Day for all you do each and every day.

Dear Colleague,

Today, as part of National Teacher Appreciation Week, we celebrate Teacher Appreciation Day, a recognition of all that is outstanding about public education in America and in Connecticut.  Teacher Appreciation Day honors excellent teaching and learning. Each day our students come to us with a wealth of experiences, an enthusiasm for learning, and a genuine respect for learning.

Throughout the year, anyone entering our school buildings and our classrooms observes highly dedicated and caring teachers who make meaningful connections of teaching and learning.  I once heard a teacher say, “Teaching is not what I do. It is who I am.”  This statement had a profound effect on me for, I believe, it speaks directly to you, Connecticut teachers.  In Connecticut, teaching is not what we do, it is who we are. Read more

Happy Teacher Appreciation Day

Teachers impact more lives than they can possibly know. As a teacher your reach extends out through your students to the wider world for decades and decades to come.

CEA President Sheila Cohen said, “Teachers give so much all year long. You give to your students, your communities, your colleagues, and of course your own family and friends. That’s why educators are some of the most trusted people in our communities. You are creating your community’s future.”

Teachers deserve thanks every single day, but it’s fitting to have a special occasion when we can all turn and offer our gratitude to the teachers in our lives.

“You have a lot on your plate, and unfortunately educators often don’t receive the recognition they deserve,” Cohen said. “But please always remember you are appreciated. Despite the attacks on teachers and public education, know that there are many students, parents, community members, and teaching colleagues standing behind you who are very grateful for the work you do.”

Enjoy today and know that you make a difference every day.