WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) led a bipartisan resolution to designate this week, May 3-7, 2021, as National Teacher Appreciation Week to honor teachers, recognize their important work, thank them for their efforts to prepare students for success and acknowledge the additional role teachers have played in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

“From time spent on lesson plans to countless hours working both in and out of the classroom, teachers truly do it all to help students reach their full potential,” Senator Capito said. “The pandemic presented so many challenges to how we educate our children, but it also reminded us of how invaluable in-person learning from a teacher really is. Every single day, West Virginia’s teachers play a critical role in shaping the future of our state and I’m proud to honor their outstanding work, especially in a year like this one.”

“West Virginia’s teachers are the backbone of our state. Over the past year, our teachers have gone above and beyond their call of duty to adjust to virtual learning and ensure students still received a quality education during the COVID-19 pandemic,” Senator Manchin said. “I am proud to work with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to designate this week as National Teacher Appreciation Week to honor and thank teachers for their hard work educating and preparing the next generation of West Virginians.”

The full text of the resolution can be found here.


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