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Press Release

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Governor’s Press Office
(850) 488-5394

Statement by
Governor Charlie Crist
Regarding Teacher Appreciation Week

“In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, I want to extend a heartfelt thanks to all of Florida’s outstanding educators who have helped our state become one of the best education systems in the nation. Teaching is an essential occupation that deserves focused attention well beyond this important week. I encourage Floridians to take the time this week to thank teachers for their tremendous dedication to helping our children and young people pursue their hopes and dreams for the future.”

Statement by
Dr. Eric J. Smith, Commissioner of Education,
Regarding Teacher Appreciation Week

“To mark the beginning of Teacher Appreciation Week, the Florida Department of Education would like to extend our thanks to all of the state’s hard working educators. As a former teacher, I know first hand how important the little expressions of gratitude are from those you work so hard to serve. Because of our dedicated educators, Florida’s education system has been ranked in the top 10, a jump from 31st place only two years ago. With our state’s incredible gains, it’s important for everyone to reach out and say thank you to a teacher who has made an impact on your life, not only this week, but every day.”

Please view the proclamation regarding Teacher Appreciation Week. (PDF, 56KB)