WATCH: Chula Vista's National Presidential Award for Excellence Recipient

It’s a special day today if you’re a teacher. Today is National Teacher Appreciation Day.

Even Google is spreading the word about it through its google doodle for today. Historically, the idea of celebrating a Teachers’ Day began in the U.S and some other countries during the 1800’s. It has become a day every year that is part of the annual national Teacher Appreciation Week, the first full week of May.

The National Education Association describes National Teacher Day “as a day for honoring teachers and recognizing the lasting contributions they make to our lives. So today and this week are also set aside to thank educators, those who teach.

And those who do teach don’t have it real easy, they never have, but especially now. Many of us can’t even imagine being in a classroom every day filled with a bunch of kids from different homes, cultures, and learning ability.

But we all can remember a teacher or two or three who were really terrific and made a difference in our lives.

Having recently interviewed Chula Vista science teacher Marlys Williamson, the recipient of a National Presidential Award for Excellence, it’s easy to understand why teachers do what they do and why so many of them love to teach. A great teacher is priceless, so today we thank them all.


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