- May 6, 2014
National Teacher Appreciation Day is a day dedicated to the educators who work tirelessly to shape, inspire and influence our youth.

Everyone has encountered a teacher or two throughout their academic career who makes a deep, long-lasting impression on them. You know, the teacher who turned a blind eye when you wanted to eat lunch in the classroom to avoid school yard bullies. Or the one who helped you with the thankless job of writing your college application essays. Or the professor who encouraged you to read Goethe and Sartre and ponder the existential dilemmas of life.

Teaching is a demanding gig, and those who sign up for it deserve to be appreciated for all their hard work. This National Teacher Appreciation Day, think fondly of the people who have inspired you to be who you are.

In Celebration of National Teacher Appreciation Day: