teacher appreciation weekMay 2-6 is Teacher Appreciation Week, so here at BackPack Beginnings, we’d like to take a moment to recognize all of the teachers out there.

Despite education budget cuts and limited access to educational resources, teachers find ways to educate, innovate, encourage and support our children. They devote their lives to providing our children with the tools to succeed and inspire them to do so. Teachers play a vital role in shaping our children’s lives – their work and impact extends far beyond the classroom.

Teachers: you are our real life superheroes. We thank you for your countless hours and commitment to our children! Parents & Students: we can never thank our teachers enough, so please take a moment to thank them this week and every week!

To celebrate our teachers, here are a few of our favorite teacher appreciation quotes:

“A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.” ~ Henry Brooks Adams (American historian)

“What a teacher writes on the blackboard of life can never be erased.” ~ Anonymous

“Those who educate children well are more to be honored than parents, for these only gave life, those the art of living well.” ~ Aristotle (Greek philosopher & scientist)

“A good teacher is like a candle: it consumes itself to light the way for others.” ~ Anonymous

“Every child deserves a champion – an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be.” ~ Rita Pierson (educator)


Written on 4/26/2016 by Michele Slaine.