Teacher Appreciation Week

The first week in May is Teacher Appreciation Week, with that Tuesday being National Teacher Appreciation Day.

You probably already know this. My social media feeds are filled with threads of parents asking for gift suggestions for their children’s teachers.

It’s sweet. Teachers have a hard job no doubt. And if you know any teachers personally, you know that even outside of school hours they are working for and thinking about their students.

You also know that teachers and education come under fire quite often, and to a degree, this makes sense. These are the people and institutions responsible for the future of our country and the future of our children.

But that scrutiny does not go unnoticed by teachers and often adds some extra stress to their day.

That is why taking a week to honor them, their work and their dedication is so important.