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Teacher Appreciation Day 2022: Never Gonna Give You Up Edition

Educators have once again stepped up big time in response to another pandemic school year, and their students have noticed

Two years after covid-19 sent students and teachers into virtual classrooms, schools around the country were (mostly) back to normal—or, whatever passes for normal in 2022. But that didn’t mean teachers got to relax. Learning loss, teaching kids in both IRL class and Zoom, and a nationwide teacher shortage tested educators’ mettle. (Oh, and let’s not forget that, even if the world was ready to be done with the pandemic, the pandemic wasn’t done with us, or schools.) And as they have for the last 24 months—as they always do—America’s teachers, superheroes who live among us, continued rising to the occasion. We’ve certainly noticed, and so have students, especially those enrolled in AP courses.

We've rounded up some of the love teachers have been getting from students (and sometimes parents). It's exactly what we all need in these strange, uncertain times. If you're a student (or a caregiver or even a fellow teacher) who wants to give a shout-out to a great teacher, send us an email or send us a tweet.

You are such a fantastic person, Mrs. Kline! Never forget who you are and what you stand for!

California student, class of 2024

Brenda Lee was by far the best teacher I ever had. I loved your class, especially the way you explained and organized the information. Above all, I respect the amount of work that you put into the class, as well as your desire to help students. The only thing that could possibly make my experience any better was to have been in person. If you do in fact receive this message, it was an honor.

Texas student, class of 2023

¡Hola Ms. Cruse! Te quería mandar este mensaje para agradecerte por toda tu ayuda este año. Tuve una excelente experiencia con esta clase gracias a ti. Admiro tu conocimiento y personalidad. Gracias por toda tu ayuda y espero tenerte otra vez en el futuro :) !

Virginia student, class of 2024

Cheryl Carlson deserves an award and a vacation. She's epic.

Washington student, class of 2023

Thank you for your hard work to educate the future generation about our history and many other things! You all deserve a cookie!

California student, class of 2023

There’s even more great teacher appreciation in this Google roundup!