Governor Kay Ivey joined Alabama education leaders Tuesday at Carver High School to proclaim November as “Thank Alabama Teachers Month.”
This is the third annual month thanking Alabama teachers since Ivey began the initiative in 2020.
“I can say with certainty that I would not be where I am today, had it not been for the teachers I had along the way,” Ivey said. “And one day – whether you believe it or not – you students will say the same … We want our teachers to know that we value them and that they are critical to our mission as a state and to the lives of our students, which is why I am proud to designate November as Thank Alabama Teachers Month.
“A teacher can be a mentor, a home away from home or even a student’s saving grace – a teacher can show every student the door to opportunity. It’s clearer now than ever before that the choices we make today in regard to our teachers and students are directly shaping what the Alabama and America of tomorrow will look like.”
State superintendent Dr. Eric Mackey also celebrated the hard work and dedication of the state’s teachers.
“I did not know how hard they were working though until I became a teacher myself later, and realized how much time teachers put in, but also how much time teachers worry over their students,” Mackey said.
Parents and all Alabamians are encouraged to thank the teachers in their lives throughout the month.