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Teacher Appreciation Week 2023: Just the Sweetest Edition

Educators keep stepping up for their students, and their students keep shouting them out

The 2022-23 school year saw most schools find a new rhythm as the covid-19 pandemic (maybe? hopefully?) entered its final stages. But teachers' jobs were as tough as ever. On top of the everyday challenge of preparing their students to be solid, productive members of society, educators are still helping them overcome learning loss while struggling with the overwork and uncertainty that comes from a continuing nationwide teacher shortage and budget struggles. (And that's just scratching the surface of what teachers are dealing with!) But America's teachers have also proven—over and over and over again—that they are IRL superheroes.

We've rounded up some of the love teachers have been getting from students on social media and post-exam surveys. It's exactly what we all need in these strange, uncertain times. And if you can’t get enough, dig into more teacher shout outs from this and previous years.

Tysm Ms. Miller for being so accommodating and supportive of me this year, it really helped me do well in your class and on the exam - and I'm now considering Environmental Science as a possible career path 🤧

Washington student, class of 2023

Ms. Ramon, you are the best AP teacher I could have asked for!

Texas student, class of 2025

You’re a legend, Ms. Bauer. Thank you for making AP Gov so great!

Missouri student, class of 2023

Thank you for believing in me, Ms. Krasnecky!

Connecticut student, class of 2024


Tennessee student, class of 2025