Teachers Drive the Future
During Teacher Appreciation Week, we will highlight the hard work and impact of our nation’s teachers and the ways they help shape the future of our society. This year’s theme, Teachers Drive the Future, celebrates the idea that teachers are not just educators—they are one of the key drivers for every child’s journey to their future.
Your child’s teachers are the ones who inspire and guide them to become future leaders and open their eyes beyond academics. Teachers also help to instill values, shape character and empower our children to pursue their dreams and make a positive difference in the world.
This week, you can:
- Thank your child’s teacher with our fun resources or these gift ideas
- Share your appreciation for teachers on social media using #ThankATeacher
- Advocate for policies that support our educators
Together, we can make our teachers feel special and support them with what they need to continue driving the future.
About Teacher Appreciation WeekSM
Since 1984, National PTA has designated one week in May as a special time to honor the individuals who lend their passion and skills to educating our children. PTA events at the national, state and local levels celebrate the outstanding contributions teachers make. National PTA also serves on the selection committee for the National Teacher of the Year.