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By virtue of the authority vested by the Constitution of Virginia in the Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia, there is hereby officially recognized:

Teacher Appreciation Week

WHEREAS, research identifies teacher quality as the most important school-related factor influencing student achievement; and

WHEREAS, teachers in all learning environments help students grow their talents, pursue their interests, and support their learning needs, equipping them to lead successful and fulfilling lives; and, 

WHEREAS, teachers are trusted, respected professionals who must be empowered and supported to do their best work and to provide high-quality, innovative learning experiences that serve all students; and,

WHEREAS, teachers and parents, who know children best, must be empowered to work together to do what is right for each student, regardless of a child’s zip code, income, or background; and, 

WHEREAS, the success of Virginia’s dedicated teachers in helping students realize their full potential dictates the future of our communities and the Commonwealth; and,

WHEREAS, every Virginian knows a great teacher who made the difference in their life or in the life of a loved one, and we thank those educators during Teacher Appreciation Week and always;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Glenn Youngkin, do hereby recognize May 8-12, 2023, as TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK in our COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of our citizens.