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Teacher Appreciation Day 2022: YA DID GREAT 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.

Hi Ms. Gregor!! You are a literal beast at teaching chemistry, which is supposed to be the hardest. SO, so thankful for all of your encouragement and hard work this year :)

Florida student, class of 2021

Dr. Cowen is the most fantastic teacher to ever grace this earth and I love the way she teaches and she deserves a damn medal.

California student, class of 2021

Thank you Mrs. Hartranft for giving us your best in AP Environmental Science this year. I know it wasn't ideal but we all felt you cared and wanted us to do our best. Thanks so much for believing in us and pushing us to do our best.

Pennsylvania student, class of 2021

¡Muchas, muchas gracias por todo! Espero recibir mi resultado pronto. También espero quizas tomar una "minor" en español en la University of South Carolina en el otoño.

South Carolina student, class of 2021

Mr. lilburn—YA DID GREAT G!

Florida student, class of 2023