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Teacher Appreciation Week, May 7-11, 2018

The NEA and the National PTA join forces each year to honor teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week, May 7-11, 2018. Both organizations have resources on their websites and social media pages to help schools participate in the celebration. National Teacher Appreciation Week is a great opportunity to show our DoDEA teachers how much they mean to us! Below are links to each of the resources that the NEA and PTA has made available to schools.


Join Our 2018 #ThankATeacher Campaign!

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" by sharing one of the following on social media during Teacher Appreciation Week, May 7-11:

  • A picture of yourself with your favorite teacher, past or present;
  • A picture of your child with his or her teacher;
  • A picture of yourself holding a piece of paper with a simple message saying Thank You to a teacher and why you're thanking him or her.

Be sure to use the hashtag #ThankATeacher when sharing.

National PTA

Since 1984, National PTA has designated one week in May as a special time to honor the men and women 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. Teachers are real life superheroes. They educate, innovate, encourage and support. Every day they touch the lives of millions of children and their work and impact extends far beyond the boundaries of the classroom. PTA Teacher Appreciation Week is the perfect time to thank teachers for the difference they make.


DoDEA 2018 Teacher Appreciation Week

DoDEA's 2018 Teacher of the Year Kara Ball congratulates DoDEA teachers in this 2018 Teacher appreciation week PSA.

Event Toolkit

To help you plan for the week, the NEA has created a promotional event toolkit with ideas and resources you can use to honor teachers. Here's how you can get involved:

  • Send a thank you card to a special teacher in your life or a teacher of a child in your life.
  • Show your support for the tremendous work teachers do by volunteering in a classroom.
  • Tell us on

Downloadable Documents

Graphic image for 2018 TAW poster

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2017 TAW certification image


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