Teacher Appreciation Week 2024

Celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week

At KDP, we stand in support of teachers, the dedicated individuals who shape the minds and futures of our communities. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to you and all educators for your tireless commitment and passion as Teacher Appreciation Week (May 6 - 10) approaches.

Teachers deserve more than just a week of recognition; you deserve respect, fair compensation, safe and nurturing school environments, and the unwavering support of society all year long. 

In every classroom, teachers sow the seeds of inspiration, cultivating a love for learning that transcends textbooks and tests. You nurture curiosity, ignite imaginations, and instill the values of empathy, kindness, and resilience in the hearts of your students.

Yet, too often, the contributions of teachers go unnoticed or unappreciated. It's time to change that narrative. Let us come together to honor and uplift our educators, not just during Teacher Appreciation Week, but every day of the year.

To you, our teachers: thank you. Thank you for your deep dedication, your boundless passion, and your profound impact. You are the cornerstone of our society, and your work echoes in the hearts and minds of generations to come.

Enjoy celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week because you deserve it. Every teacher should feel valued, empowered, and appreciated for the role they play in shaping the future.


Teachers Deserve

  1. Fair Compensation: Teachers deserve salaries that reflect the importance and complexity of their work.
  2. Respect and Recognition: Teachers deserve to be respected as professionals and recognized for the significant impact they have.
  3. Safe and Supportive Work Environments: Teachers deserve safe and nurturing school environments where they can teach and students can learn without fear of violence, discrimination, or harassment.
  4. Professional Development Opportunities: Teachers deserve access to affordable or free ongoing professional development opportunities to continue to grow as educators.
  5. Autonomy and Empowerment: Teachers deserve the autonomy to make decisions about their teaching practices, curriculum, and classroom environment.
  6. Resources and Materials: Teachers deserve access to high-quality instructional materials, technology, and resources that support their teaching and meet the diverse needs of their students.
  7. Work-Life Balance: Teachers deserve a reasonable workload and adequate time for planning and collaboration while allowing for a fulfilling personal life.
  8. Recognition of Diverse Contributions: Teachers deserve recognition for all the roles they play, including as mentors, advocates, and community leaders.
  9. Support for Personal Well-Being: Teachers deserve access to support services and resources, including counseling, stress management, and quality-of-life initiatives.
  10. Appreciation and Gratitude: Above all, teachers deserve to feel appreciated and valued for their dedication, passion, and unwavering commitment to the success and well-being of their students.


Enter to Win Gift Cards

To celebrate and honor the amazing teachers within our KDP community, we are excited to host our #KDPproud Thank a Teacher campaign. We invite you to join us in spreading positivity and appreciation by posting a message on social media thanking a teacher who has made a difference in your life or the lives of others. Simply use the hashtag #KDPproud in your post on Facebook, Instagram, or LinkedIn, and you'll be entered into a drawing for one of five $100 Visa gift cards generously provided by KDP. Active KDP membership is required. This contest is now closed.

Congratulations to our winners:

  • Jennifer Harris
  • Rachel Siegman
  • Jacob Smith


American College of Education also wants to celebrate you with a drawing! Fill out this form, and you’ll be entered into a drawing for one of two $100 Amazon gift cards generously provided by ACE. Active KDP membership is required. For full giveaway rules, click here. This contest is now closed.

Congratulations to our winners: 

  • Miesha Mazurkiewicz
  • Sheila Slaughter


KDP’s Teacher Appreciation Week 2024 is Generously Supported by