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Teacher Appreciation Month

May is Teacher Appreciation Month

May 6-10, 2024, is specifically designated as National Teacher Appreciation Week

Recognizing Michigan's hardworking and dedicated educators is an important piece of the Michigan Department of Education's (MDE) strategic initiative. Once again, we will be celebrating Michigan’s teachers during the entire month of May – not just the week of May 6-10!  Accordingly, the MDE is offering several opportunities to express gratitude to those teachers who have positively impacted the lives of students.

Image of pdf version of Teacher Appreciation Video Flyer

MDE would like to invite students to submit a digital video to recognize and thank a specific teacher for their impact.  Highlight our state's incredible teachers and express gratitude to those teachers. Full instructions are on the flyer!

Teacher appreciation videos may be submitted using the online form at Creation of a Google account may be required for video submission. For questions, please e-mail Please do not e-mail videos.

Submitted videos will be posted on this webpage and the MDE YouTube channel. The MDE’s Office of Educator Excellence (@MIeducator) Facebook and X (formerly Twitter) pages throughout the month of May will be using the tag #MITeachAppreesh.

Proud Michigan Educator Shout-Outs

In addition to submitting a video showing appreciation for Michigan’s teachers, the MDE encourages Michigan’s districts to include shout-outs to their teachers during the month of May 2024 on their approved social media platforms. These shout-outs can be in any format: photos, videos, and text with hashtags or links. When uploading a special shout-out, please tag @MIEducation and @MIEducator, including the hashtags #MIteachAppreesh and #PME where possible. Let’s boost the signal!


Get social with your Teacher Appreciation Month celebration!

Like and share the posts from our Facebook and X (formerly Twitter) pages!

Use #MIteachAppreesh and #PME while posting to your own social media acknowledging the outstanding teachers in your school, district and/or ISD.

Tag @MIEducation and @MIeducator in your posts so we can like and share them!