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Teacher Appreciation Week

May 6-10 is Teacher Appreciation Week, with Tuesday, May 7th being National Teachers’ Day!

Do you know the history of this special week?
Here is a little background from the National Education Association (NEA):

The origins of National Teacher Day are murky. Around 1944 Arkansas teacher Mattye Whyte Woodridge began corresponding with political and education leaders about the need for a national day to honor teachers. Woodridge wrote to Eleanor Roosevelt, who in 1953 persuaded the 81st Congress to proclaim a National Teacher Day.

NEA, along with its Kansas and Indiana state affiliates and the Dodge City (Kan.) Local, lobbied Congress to create a national day to celebrate teachers. Congress declared March 7, 1980 as National Teacher Day for that year only.

NEA and its affiliates continued to observe National Teacher Day in March until 1985, when the NEA Representative Assembly voted to change the event to Tuesday of the first full week of May.

The district administrators and Board of Directors say thank you to our teachers for sharing their gifts of learning with the students of the Linn-Mar Community School District and for fulling the district’s mission of Inspire learning. Unlock Potential. Empower achievement.

Thank you teachers