Thank you, Teachers

May 17, 2019

Thank you, teachers!

It's National Teacher Appreciation Week and we have to say, our teachers at the Cincinnati Public Schools are the best.

This week, the Cincinnati Public Schools Board of Education passed a Resolution in recognition of Teacher Appreciation Week. The Board of Education strongly encourages all members of our community to join with it in personally expressing appreciation to our teachers for their dedication and devotion to their work.

Resolution in Recognition of Teacher Appreciation Week

Our 2,900 teachers all bring something special to our classrooms. Whether you teach kindergarten, middle school or those students nearing graduation, your words of wisdom, kind actions and willingness to go beyond the call of duty has a huge impact on our students.

And so this week, we salute our CPS teachers who define excellence, seek innovation and are willing to go the distance, all in the name of our CPS students. You are making a lasting impact in our schools, communities and the teaching profession at large.

Teachers leave an everlasting impression. Everyone can recall a favorite teacher. The teacher staying later to help with a tough math problem, taking a few moments to explain the meaning behind a classic novel or simply listening can make a difference in a student’s life.

Interested in purchasing a Product of Cincinnati Public Schools t-shirt? A portion of the proceeds will go back to Cincinnati Public Schools for the Superintendent's Housing Award.

Recently, we asked the 2019 CPS valedictorians to tell us who was their favorite teacher and why. Here is what they had to say.

Woodward class of 2019 valedictorians and salutorians included Daylan Dallas and Michael Hunter.

"Mr. Haluga went beyond just teaching American Government, he knows something about every subject. Mr. Haluga also is upbeat and energetic about everything, but he also knows how to be serious, helpful and supportive whenever you need it."

—Daylan Dallas

"Mr. Gamboa is  my favorite teacher because he has given me the most support a person could ever ask for. I grew up without a father in life, and Mr. Gamboa took me under his wing to guide me through the great decisions I have made today."

—Michael Hunter