Huntington Learning Center Honors Local Educators on National Teacher Day

On May 5, 2015, Huntington Learning Center of is joining thousands of schools, students and communities to celebrate National Teacher Day, honoring educators and the important role they play in community.

Eileen Huntington of the Huntington Learning Center says there are many ways for schools and community members to celebrate their local teachers and show their appreciation, including the following (as suggested by the National Education Association [NEA], which sponsors the annual celebration):

  • Work with your local school to sponsor an essay contest on "A Teacher to Remember."
  • Hang congratulatory signs in your business or school recognizing teachers and their important work.
  • Invite a local newspaper reporter or TV news personality to spend a day as a classroom observer, and encourage him or her to publish or air his or her observations on a day in the life of a teacher.
  • Buy books portraying teachers as mentors and give them as gifts to the great teachers you know.
  • Host an event such as a luncheon or an ice cream social honoring teachers at your local schools.
  • Make National Teacher Day a community service day that can bring everyone together in your area to work on a single project.
  • Invite teachers to a before-school coffee and pastries celebration at a local business or in the school cafeteria.

"Every year on National Teacher Day, we honor the individuals who shape our children's futures and motivate them to achieve academic success and reach their potential," said Huntington. "It is a day near and dear to our hearts at Huntington, and we encourage everyone in our community to recognize the great teachers they know—today and always."

Huntington applauded the Huntington Learning Center teachers. "Our teachers are here because they're passionate about helping children do better in school—many of them working here in the evenings after their regular teaching or other jobs, said Huntington. "We are so grateful not only to our own teachers at Huntington, but to teachers everywhere who dedicate their lives to helping children learn."

 

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