Since 1997, Broken Arrow Public Schools excitedly celebrates its teachers and their dedication to students across the district during the annual Teacher Appreciation Week every May. This year’s weeklong event will bring community members, students, parents and volunteers together to thank Broken Arrow’s teachers May 7-11.
“More than any other profession, educators shape our society. They teach tomorrow’s citizens with tireless enthusiasm and passion,” BAPS Superintendent Dr. Janet Dunlop said. “So I’d like to take a moment to thank those individuals. Thank you for empowering our students and lighting within them an unending desire for learning.”
As in years past, Broken Arrow’s Board of Education, PTA members and district administrators will spoil teachers with breakfasts and luncheons, while students and parents will undoubtedly give gifts, voice encouraging words and say thank you to those teachers who have made a difference in their lives.
“I encourage you to reach out to at least one teacher, whether it’s a teacher that personally inspired you or maybe it’s your child’s teacher. Tell them thank you,” Dunlop said as she went on to express her appreciation for the district’s teachers. “You are the reason our mantra of 100 percent literacy, engagement and graduation is achievable. You are true heroes.”