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Huppenthal encourages Arizonans to thank a teacher this week


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  • Jennifer Liewer/Arizona Department of Education

This week, the Arizona Department of Education (ADE) is celebrating the work of teachers. National Teacher Appreciation Day is Tuesday, May 6, 2014 and throughout the week, Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal will be reaching out to Arizona’s outstanding teachers to say thank you.

He is also asking all Arizonans to thank one of the state’s 80,000 certified teachers.

“Teachers are the backbone of the American dream. We task them with molding and guiding our most valued treasure…our children,” stated Superintendent Huppenthal. “There is no greater calling than those who dedicate their life to leading, inspiring and teaching our future generation. It was a public school teacher who changed my life and I will always be thankful for his influence.”

The Arizona Department of Education will be thanking future teachers and those visiting the Certification Division all week with thank you notes and apples. Several other events are taking place and open to the media for coverage. (Please contact Jennifer Liewer if you plan to cover any of the events.)

Tuesday, May 6 from 12:30 to 2:00 pm
Superintendent Huppenthal will be at Metrotech High School to personally thank teachers.
Location: 1900 W. Thomas, Phoenix

Tuesday, May 6 from 3:30 to 5:30 pm
The quarterly Hoop Group meeting of “Award Winning Teachers Advisory Group” will meet at the ADE.
Location: 1535 W. Jefferson, 4th floor, Phoenix

Friday, May 9 from 10 to 11:30 am
Superintendent will visit Lowell Elementary school to thank teachers and address students.
1121 S. 3rd Ave. Phoenix

Saturday, May 10 from 8 am to 4 pm
Superintendent will be talking with parents, students and teachers at Liberty Elementary in Tucson.
Location: 5495 S Liberty Ave, Tucson, 85706