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Celebrating Our Educators: A Nationwide Salute to Teachers


As we mark another Teacher Appreciation Week, it's important to pause and reflect on the invaluable contributions of teachers in shaping the future of countless students across the United States. At BookNook, we believe every teacher deserves recognition for their tireless efforts and dedication. That's why we launched an interactive map as a dynamic tribute to teachers everywhere—a place where gratitude knows no boundaries.

Click on the map to view the collective virtual Thank Yous from all across America! 

Teacher Appreciation Map

From coast to coast, we've gathered messages of thanks from students, parents, and fellow educators, each pin on our map representing a story of inspiration and admiration. In this blog post, we're excited to share some of the most heartfelt quotes we've received, highlighting the profound impact teachers have on individuals and communities.

Join us as we travel virtually across America, from the bustling streets of New York City to the serene landscapes of California, celebrating the heroes of education through the words of those they've touched.

Some of our favorite quotes:

~ Stephanie from Virginia

To the teachers who have helped me grow, and to those who guide and inspire learners all across the world, you are so appreciated!!

~ Gidget from Washington

I have been most impacted by a teacher I worked with for 13 years.  She was a little out of the box, but here is what was so very special about her.  She taught me that kids are individuals.  That kids do not fit into our cookie-cutter molds of teaching.  That kids have their own stories, both personal and academic, that shape their everyday comings and goings.  She taught me that to be able to effectively teach kids, you have to absolutely love what you do.  Thank you, Karen!  And thank you to all the teachers out in the world who put their hearts into their jobs as teachers.

~ Mark from Oregon

Where would any of us be without teachers? They sustain our minds, foster our curiosity, and work hard to keep us on a good life path. I am indebted to every teacher I've encountered, even the ones I didn't like so much. And they teach more than their subjects at hand. They teach us about ourselves. They're invaluable. To all of my teachers, especially Mrs. Smith (high-school world literature class), thank you!

~ Kristin Werk from Minnesota
BookNook Interim CEO

I’ve been blessed to have amazing educators for all three of my kids through elementary, middle, high school, and college. The time educators have taken to be interested in them and care about their opinions, allowing them to creatively solve problems, has been invaluable. You believed in them when they didn’t believe in themselves. You are helping create amazing people we can all be proud of. Students with confidence in themselves and students who value themselves. Teachers, you do it all. You are amazing.

~ Dr. Desna from Texas

From early mornings to late nights, from lesson planning to grading, from comforting hugs to encouraging smiles, your love for teaching knows no bounds. You pour your heart and soul into your work, which does not go unnoticed.

So, here's to you, our remarkable teachers! Thank you for your boundless energy, contagious enthusiasm, and unwavering belief in every student's potential. You truly make a difference, not just in the classroom, but in the lives you touch and the futures you shape.

~ Gaëlle from Georgia

This Teacher Appreciation Week, I'd like to express my sincerest gratitude and reverence for the work that teachers across our country do every single day. Teachers have so many roles and are integral in not only the development of our students instructionally - but also in the development of skills and confidence to navigate our world successfully. Thank you all for being the exceptional leaders that you are - we appreciate you!

~ Chase from Florida

Teachers are heroes, sages, champions, luminaries, LEGENDS. There's not enough gratitude in the world to account for all they do, have done, and will do. Say it again, say it louder: Thank you!

~ Lorrae from Massachusetts

During Teacher Appreciation Week, I can't help but reminisce about the excellent teachers in my hometown. Thank you to all those incredible educators who believed in us, challenged us, and inspired us to be our best selves! Your impact echoes in the successes of all who passed through your classrooms.

~ Sarah from Michigan

Teachers, I am grateful for you daily! Your devotion and skills unlock the minds of students and guide them toward realizing their potential. During this Teacher Appreciation Week, we honor your vital role in cultivating knowledge, building character, and inspiring dreams. Your impact has lasting changes that impact generations. Thank you for your passionate service and commitment to our students.

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