In this video, NYSUT President Andy Pallotta credits his sixth grade teacher with helping him to overcome shyness.
How are you showing your thanks to teachers for National Teacher Appreciation Week?
Many are saying a personal "thank you" to a favorite teacher in selfie videos like Andy's.
Are you up for the challenge? Take a selfie video and share it on social media using the hashtag #ThankATeacher.
More tips and tools for celebrating National Teacher Appreciation Week are available online through NYSUT's partnership with NYPublicSchoolProud.org.
More videos to come. Show us yours!