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Honor the substitutes in your district May 2-9

Substitute teachers make an incredible impact on our children’s education. In fact, one full year of a child’s K-12 education is taught by substitute teachers, according to the Substitute Teaching Institute at Utah State University. In recognition of all they do, schools across the country will celebrate the approximately 270,000 men and women who fill in for absent permanent teachers during Substitute Teacher Appreciation Week, May 2-9.

“Too often we forget how challenging it is for a sub to take over a permanent teacher’s classroom and provide a valuable education,” said Angela Hunt, Program Director at Morgan Hunter Education.  “Hundreds of people in our community take on this challenge and they deserve our recognition and appreciation.”

In order to recognize your substitute teachers, your school could:

  • Host a luncheon for subs who frequent your school
  • Give small gifts, like candy, coffee, treats, or a gift card
  • Get your students to write a thank you letters to your substitutes
  • Plant trees or flower on school grounds in honor of substitute teachers
  • Take out an ad in your local newspaper thanking your school’s subs
  • Give out certificates of appreciation to all your substitute teachers
  • Hold an assembly to honor your subs

Morgan Hunter Education will be hosting a Substitute Teacher Appreciation Picnic for all 600 of their substitute teachers on May 11.  Morgan Hunter Education will also present a Substitute of the Year award to one substitute from each partnered district.  These substitutes will be recognized during National Substitute Teaching Recognition Week at each school that they are working at that week, so that all students and staff of the school will be able to celebrate with the Substitute.

Help us show appreciation for everything substitute teachers do by holding your own celebration during Substitute Teacher Appreciation Week.