May 08, 2023

Celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week May 8-12

Source:  NYSUT Communications
thank you teachers

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!

Just like Teacher Appreciation Day last week, we don’t know how much more we could appreciate educators than we already do – but we’ll keep sharing your stories and working to ensure you have everything you need to succeed.

We love our members and every teacher who works day in and day out to provide a world of opportunity to our students so: Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!



As part of Teacher Appreciation Week, we’re going to share plenty of stories of inspiration from our members and the educators who helped shape them into who they are today

Perhaps a fitting place to start is with President Melinda Person, whose 11th grade social studies teacher, Mr. Milligan, provided her with the life lessons that turned her into the labor leader she is today. #ThankaTeacher

Honoring Our Own

This year, NYSUT celebrated William "Billy" Green of the United Federation of Teachers as NYS Teacher of the Year.

Green was recognized by the State Education Department for his work putting student success at the core of everything he does — from his thoughtful and engaging lessons to helping meet the diverse needs of students and families beyond the classroom.

Check out Billy's story and all of this year's honorees at