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May 3, 2021
Contact: Christina Mazzanti

AAE Celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week 2021


The Association of American Educators (AAE), a national, nonunion, professional association serving educators in all fifty states, celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week May 3 - 7, 2021. This year’s Teacher Appreciation Week marks a milestone for all educators in the nation and around the world who made the transition from the traditional instruction methods and classroom settings to diverse forms of remote learning, along with embracing a steep learning curve of their own as “school” was being reimagined on an emergency and involuntary basis during the last year.


Throughout Teacher Appreciation Week, AAE staff will be acknowledging educators’ and school staff’s efforts with celebrations including outdoor visits, gifts of appreciation, treats, and hosted meals, along with social media campaigns and online contests.


“Educators demonstrated extraordinary determination and ingenuity to create new methods and modes of delivery to educate and stay connected with learners of all abilities,” stated AAE’s executive director Colin Sharkey. “Growing numbers of educators, administrators, parents, and advocates committed themselves to seeking better ways to deliver content and address education inequities exposed by the pandemic. We are honored to serve and support educators and celebrate their extraordinary efforts during Teacher Appreciation Week and every week of the year.”


The Association of American Educators (AAE) is the largest national, nonunion, professional educator organization, advancing the profession by offering a modern approach to educator empowerment and advocacy—promoting professionalism, collaboration, and excellence without a partisan agenda. AAE is committed to a teaching profession that is student oriented, well respected, and personally fulfilling. AAE serves members in all fifty states and welcomes professionals from all education entities. Membership is $16.50 per month and includes $2 million professional liability insurance, employment rights coverage, professional resources, and many other benefits. Classroom teachers, paraprofessionals, administrators, student teachers, university professors, and supporters can learn more at