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Chicago Public Schools Celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week

06 May 2019

School Communities Celebrate National Teacher Appreciation Week with #ThankATeacher Campaign

CPS Office of Communications

Phone: 773-553-1620
Twitter: @chipubschools
Facebook: chicagopublicschools

Monday, May 6, 2019

CHICAGO - Chicago Public Schools is celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week with its #ThankATeacher Campaign to show gratitude to our teachers for educating our students and helping them reach their full potential each and every day. As part of the campaign, CPS created a Teacher Appreciation Week toolkit that provides templates, guidance and inspiration for ways parents, students and school communities can show their appreciation for Chicago’s educators.

“As a proud CPS graduate, I can personally attest to the profound impact CPS teachers have in their students’ lives,” said CPS CEO Dr. Janice K. Jackson. “I wouldn’t be where I am today without dedicated teachers who believed in me, challenged me, and encouraged me to work toward my dreams, and I’m proud to celebrate our incredible educators this Teacher Appreciation Week.”

“Hard-working teachers are at the heart and soul of every school community, and the progress we have made as a district would not be possible without our educators,” said CPS Chief Education Officer LaTanya D. McDade. “We encourage everyone in our great city to take time this week to show appreciation for the educators who are helping preparing the next generation of great Chicago leaders.”

The #ThankATeacher campaign during Teacher Appreciation Week will celebrate and honor our teachers throughout the city. All Chicagoans are encouraged to participate by:

  • Using the hashtag #ThankATeacher and tagging @chipubschools to highlight your favorite teachers.
  • Creating a short video or photo thanking a teacher.
  • Sending your teacher a thank you note or a small token of appreciation.
  • Visiting to check out more ways to celebrate.

Chicago Public Schools serves 361,000 students in 644 schools. It is the nation's third-largest school district.