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Monday, April 24, 2017

Celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week May 1-5

Teachers change the lives of thousands of children every day, and their work and impact extend far beyond the boundaries of the classroom. With Teacher Appreciation Week from May 1-5, I want to express my gratitude to our more than 18,000 educators who deserve the spotlight for their commitment to our students. This important week allows us to continue applauding district teachers by acknowledging all that they do to create a foundation for future generations. Our teachers are educators and so much more.

To celebrate the commitment of CCSD educators, this year Teacher Appreciation Week kicks off with the 2nd annual Heart of Education Awards, in partnership with The Smith Center, The Rogers Foundation and other community supporters. The program will honor 910 outstanding CCSD teachers with a red carpet arrival, swag bags and live entertainment on Saturday, April 29, at The Smith Center. The event will also highlight the top 20 award winners that will receive a custom trophy and a cash gift of $5,000 in recognition of their achievements. Each winner’s school will also be given a cash gift of $1,000 to be used for a program selected by the winning teacher.

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! Please be sure to thank our teachers for all the hard work and sacrifices they make on a daily basis.