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Teacher Appreciation Week is May 6-10 with May 7, designated as National Teacher Day.

National Teacher Day has been celebrated since 1953, when Eleanor Roosevelt first proposed that Congress set aside a day to acknowledge the exemplary work of dedicated educators.

Educators contribute in many ways to their communities across our state and locally in Sauk Prairie every day. This week is our opportunity to express the sincere appreciation the Sauk Prairie community has for our teachers’ spirit, commitment and skill. They play an essential role in making sure that our 2,808 students receive a quality education that produces life-changing results through providing best practice instruction and loving care.

Approximately 220 teachers, in the Sauk Prairie School District, skillfully instruct our students in a multitude of academic subjects in grade levels K4-12 and ages 18-21 in our transition special education program. Additionally, teachers instill in our children the desire to embrace and continue learning for the remainder of their lives.

During Teacher Appreciation Week, the School Board and I will celebrate the inspirational work of our Sauk Prairie teachers.

It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge. -Albert Einstein

Cliff Thompson, Ed. D,Prairie du Sac

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