National Teacher Appreciation Week is observed on the first full week of May. The origins of Teacher Appreciation Week can be traced back to the 1940s and is often linked to first lady Eleanor Roosevelt, who persuaded the 81st Congress to declare a National Teacher Day in 1953. Though the dates have changed throughout the years, the function has not – to acknowledge and express our gratitude to the educators of our nation.
This year Teacher Appreciation Week is May 6 -10, and Tuesday, May 7, is denoted as National Teacher Day. The National Education Association describes National Teacher Day “as a day for honoring teachers and recognizing the lasting contributions they make to our lives.”
The Byron School District would like to thank all of the educators and support staff who are working on behalf of children. You are appreciated.