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Sample Proclamation for National Teacher Day

Great Teachers Make Great Public Schools

Many school districts and communities like to make National Teacher Day "official" by formally proclaiming the day, a week or more in advance. Here's a sample proclamation.  Adapt as necessary for local use.


WHEREAS, teachers make public schools great; and

WHEREAS, teachers work to open students' minds to ideas, knowledge and dreams; and

WHEREAS, teachers keep American democracy alive by laying the foundation for good citizenship; and

WHEREAS, teachers fill many roles, as listeners, explorers, role models, motivators and mentors; and

WHEREAS, teachers continue to influence us long after our school days are only memories;

Now, therefore, I, ____________________________________________,

serving as ____________________________________

of _______________________________,

Do hereby proclaim Tuesday, May 5th, __________, as

National Teacher Day

I urge that we observe this day by taking time to recognize and acknowledge the impact of teachers on our lives.

Signed this _______________ day of _________________________, 2020.