Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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A Division of the Arkansas Department of Education

Teacher Appreciation

Appreciating and Celebrating Arkansas Teachers

Teachers deserve to be appreciated and celebrated every day! Show them how much they mean to you! Use the tools below for ideas on how you can show your appreciation. Please consider sharing your photos and videos on social media using #TeachersInspireAR and #TeachArkansas.

Commissioner Johnny Key with Jennifer Shelton, fifth grade literacy teacher at Raymond and Phyllis Simon Middle School in Conway, AR2017 Arkansas Teacher of the Year Courtney Cochran with Malvern Teacher
Pictured left to right: Jennifer Shelton, 5th grade literacy teacher at Raymond and Phyllis Simon Middle School in Conway; Education Secretary Johnny Key; Courtney Cochran, 2017 Arkansas Teacher of the Year; and  Claudine James, 7th-8th grade English Language Arts teacher at Malvern Middle School in Malvern.

Appreciation Ideas

From handwritten thank you notes to virtual parades, there are several different ways to celebrate Arkansas teachers. Check out some of the ideas listed on this page for inspiration. 

Teacher Appreciation Ideas

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  • Check out the suggestions for how to celebrate teachers all year in the toolkit.
  • Email your teacher a personal thank you note. Choose from three Thank You Notes above. Just right click the image you want and save to the laptop or computer.
  • Share your appreciation on social media! Don't forget to use #TeachArkansas and #TeachersInspireAR when you post. Want to tag ADE in your post? Use the following: Facebook (@ArkansasEd); Twitter (@ArkansasEd); and Instagram (@arkansas_ed)

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