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News Release -- Celebrate Colorado Teacher Appreciation Week, May 8-12

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May 8, 2023

Celebrate Colorado Teacher Appreciation Week, May 8-12 

DENVER -- Colorado Teacher Appreciation Week is May 8-12, 2023, and it's the ideal time to show teachers how much we appreciate their dedication, creativity, kindness and all-around awesomeness! 

“During Teacher Appreciation Week, we have the opportunity to recognize and express our gratitude for the incredible impact teachers have had on our lives and the lives of our children," said Katy Anthes, Colorado's education commissioner. "I am constantly in awe of the creativity, ingenuity, and compassion teachers bring every day to their classrooms. This is a special week during which we can show our gratitude, but we should really thank our teachers every day for the exceptional and important work they do throughout the year."

The public is encouraged to express their appreciation on social media by sharing a post, image or video thanking a teacher and using the hashtag, #ThankATeacherCO.

Parents can help their children create and share messages of gratitude with their teachers by creating their own Thank a Teacher Sign. Downloadable templates are available on CDE's website.

The Colorado Rockies are celebrating teachers over the next two homestands with discounted tickets to all teachers Friday through Sunday versus the Philadelphia Phillies and Monday through Wednesday versus the Cincinnati Reds. Click here for more information on how to get discounted tickets.

Additionally, one of the best ways to honor an exceptional teacher is by nominating him or her to be the 2024 Colorado Teacher of the Year.​ The nomination form is available on the Teacher of the Year program webpage. Nominated teachers will be notified and encouraged to begin filling out the 2024 Colorado Teacher of the Year application, which is now available. The application will remain open through Friday, June 2. 

The Colorado Department of Education thanks Denver7 for supporting the Colorado Teacher of the Year program.