39 Teacher Appreciation Messages

There are currently over 7.2 million teachers inn the United States. More than half of them operate full time in elementary and secondary schools. An average of 1 in every 5 teachers are in their 20′s and 80% of them are female. Over the course of a teaching career, over 3,000 student lives can be impacted. To show your teacher appreciation for their hard work and dedication, a collection of teacher appreciation messages listed below are intended to help encourage your own special message.

A teacher affects eternity, he can never tell where his influence stops.
A teacher takes a hand, opens a mind, and touches a heart.
A truly special teacher is very wise, and sees tomorrow in every child’s eyes.
Be a wonderful role model because you will be the window through which many children will see their future.
Being able to help someone learn something is a talent.
Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing
Great teachers empathize with kids, respect them, and believe that each one has something special that can be built upon.
He who opens a school door, closes a prison.
I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well.
I have done my best. That is about all the philosophy of living one needs.
I may not say it always. But, I mean it whenever I say it. Thank You Teacher for all the things you have done for me.
I put the relation of a fine teacher to a student just below the relation of a mother to a son.
In this note I want to tell you that you are the best. You shine above all the rest. So accept my thanks for all you do.
I’m indeed very lucky to have you in my life.
It takes a big heart to help shape little minds.
Life is a journey and your words have been a guiding light throughout. Thanks a lot teacher.
My success is your blessing, teacher. I would always be thankful to you.
Not all superheroes have capes, some have Teaching Degrees.
Positive reinforcement is a powerful teaching tool.
Teachers change the world, one child at a time.
Teachers shape the future.
Teachers, I believe, are the most responsible and important members of society because their professional efforts affect the fate of the earth.
Teaching is the profession that teaches all of the other professions.
Teaching, is not just a job. It is a human service, and it must be thought of as a mission.
Thank you for creating an environment of enthusiasm for learning, appreciation for growing, and room for making mistakes along the way. I am grateful to have you as my teacher.
Thank you for teaching me how to read and write, for guiding me to distinguish between what is wrong and what is right. For allowing me to dream and soar as a kite, thank you for being my friend, mentor and light.
Thank you for your constant encouragement and support teacher. You surly deserve a big thanks for everything.
Thanks a lot teacher for guiding me, inspiring me and making me what I am today!
Thanks for being my teacher and guiding me towards the right path of life. I am grateful to you teacher.
The best teachers teach from the heart, not from the book.
The great teacher is not the man who supplies the most facts, but the one in whose presence we become different people.
There’s no one quite like a special teacher, and no teacher quite as special as you.
To the world you may be just a teacher, but to your students you are a hero.
We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude
What a teacher writers on the blackboard of life can never be erased.
What greater or better gift can we offer the republic than to teach and instruct our youth?
What the teach is, is more important than what he teaches.
You are not only my teacher; you are my friend, mentor and guide, all rolled into one person. I will always be grateful to you for your support and kindness. Thanks you!
You are the best Teacher in this world. I am really thankful to God for blessing me with a teacher like you. Thanks a lot for guiding me.
You have and will continue to be a great influence on me. Thank you for the great work you do and the huge impact you make in young people’s lives as a teacher.

Approximately 147,000 teachers are hired each year to meet the needs of a growing population. Half of those teachers quit in just 5 years. An estimated 30% of students come from families below the poverty line. The below infographic outlines interest statistics and facts about the importance and value of teachers in society.

US Teacher Statistics