Dates of Celebration

National Teacher Appreciation Week and National Teacher Day are observed from May 6-10, 2024.

NEA's Role

The National Education Association (NEA) leads Teacher Appreciation Week to recognize educators' vital role in shaping students' lives.

NEA President's Message

NEA President Becky Pringle emphasizes educators' commitment to fostering inclusive learning environments.

Historical Background

Since 1985, NEA has celebrated National Teacher Day on the Tuesday of the first full week of May, continuing a tradition dating back to 1953.

2024 Theme

This year's theme is "Teachers are Shining Stars," as announced by the National PTA.

Freebies and Deals

Several companies and restaurants offer specials and freebies to educators during Teacher Appreciation Week.

Expressing Appreciation

Parents and students commonly express gratitude through cards, gifts, and thoughtful gestures during this week.

Gift Ideas

Suggestions include gift cards, classroom supplies, plants, personalized items, books, treat baskets, educational games, and donations to causes.

Supporting Teachers

Recognizing teachers' efforts not only boosts morale but also acknowledges their invaluable contributions to education.

Community Engagement

Teacher Appreciation Week encourages communities to come together and celebrate the dedication of educators nationwide.