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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 help students grow their talents, pursue their interests, and support their needs, equipping them to lead successful and fulfilling lives; and

WHEREAS, teachers are trusted, respected professionals who should 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 meet each student’s needs to prepare him or her for success in life, 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 strengthens the future of our communities and the Commonwealth; and

WHEREAS, every Virginian knows a great teacher who made a 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 6-10, 2024, as TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK in our COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of all our citizens.