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Get Ready to Celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week 2024

Teacher Appreciation Week


Teacher Appreciation Week is May 5-10, 2024, and Principal Appreciation Day is May 1, 2024. Exceptional education teachers, paraeducators, and principals work hard daily to provide the best education and care for exceptional children. Whether you’re a student, parent, caregiver, paraeducator, teacher, or administrator, now is the time of year to give an especially big thanks to the special educators. Let’s come together to celebrate special education professionals! They deserve to know we care. The Council for Exceptional Children has multiple opportunities for you to nominate an educator in your life (or yourself!) for acknowledgment and prizes. 


Teacher Appreciation Opportunities 

What makes your special education teacher a rock star? 

Send us your kudos to the special educator in your life that makes a difference. We’ll spotlight and celebrate them on CEC’s social media during Teacher Appreciation Week and we’ll reach out to them to share our gratitude. 

Kudos are due by April 30, 2024 

Share Your Kudos


Win lunch for a special education teacher or department 

Do you know an incredible special educator or special education department? Do they deserve lunch on CEC? Tell us what makes them great for a chance to win lunch for them during Teacher Appreciation Week! We'll select five winners and send them lunch during Teacher Appreciation Week. Yes, teachers, you may nominate your own department! 

Nominations are due by April 22, 2024 

Submit Your Nomination


Principal Appreciation Opportunity 

Teachers and paraeducators: Send us a story about the principals and/or assistant principals in your life—something great they've done to help you, the students, or your community. We'll share their contributions and thank them ourselves. Plus, any individual nominated who isn't already a CEC member will get a free year of CEC membership! 

Nominations are due April 29, 2024. 

Recognize Your Principal

Posted:  8 April, 2024

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