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Celebrate National Teacher Day!

A message to educators from NEA President Lily Eskelsen Garcia:

2018 Artwork is here! 

Download Teacher Apprecation Week 2018 posters, social media shareables, and more, here!


Want More? Check out the National PTA's Teacher Appreciation Week toolkit.




Join Our 2018 #ThankATeacher Campaign!

Thanking a teacher

Teachers give us so much. A boost of confidence when we really need one. Extra help when we’re having trouble. A welcoming presence when everything else seems out of control. And though we know we can’t ever thank them enough, we can take a moment during National Teacher Appreciation Week to share our appreciation for the special educators in our lives.

Join NEA and the National PTA in saying “Thank You” during Teacher Appreciation Week, May 7-11:

Thank A Teacher on Social Media

  • Simply make a video or take a photo of yourself thanking a teacher who has made a difference in you or your child’s life, or just thank all teachers or supporting our nation’s students each and every day. (You can download this ThankATeacher template to use in your photo.)
  • Upload your file here. We’ll be aggregating and sharing messages of appreciation throughout the week to let our members know how much they mean to us.
  • Share your message of appreciation on your favorite social media platform using the hashtag #ThankATeacher

Wear #REDforED on Wednesday, May 9

This year, we especially appreciate all our NEA members who are fighting for school funding, professional pay, and better learning conditions for their students.

Show your solidarity with them by wearing red on Wednesday, May 9 and sharing a picture of yourself on social media explaining why you’re wearing #REDforED.


  • “I’m wearing #REDforED to thank all those teachers spending their own money to supply their classrooms.”
  • “I’m wearing #REDforED because our public schools need to be fully funded.”

Thank you for all that you do and for supporting our nation’s teachers.



Why Teachers Deserve Our Praise and Support
( PDF, 117 KB, 1 pg.)





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Coming in 2019...

NEA's Read Across America Day
Friday, March 1, 2019

National Teacher Day
May 7, 2019

National Teacher Appreciation Week
May 6-10, 2019

American Education Week
November 11-15, 2019