Arizona Celebrates Teacher Appreciation Day

News Release

May 4, 2021

PHOENIX — Governor Doug Ducey declared today, May 4, 2021, Arizona Teacher Appreciation Day to celebrate hardworking teachers and recognize their dedication to supporting students in and out of the classroom. 

“Arizona’s teachers have gone above and beyond to support their students, especially this past year,” said Governor Ducey. “Teachers find innovative ways to engage with students and families, promote continued learning even when challenges arise, and help students prepare for their next steps. Arizona is grateful for educators’ resiliency and dedication to student success.”

View the proclamation HERE and below.


WHEREAS, the success of Arizona’s students can impact the strength of our communities, our future workforce and our economy; and

WHEREAS, teachers play a critical role in the lives of their students and help lay the foundation for ongoing success in school and in life; and

WHEREAS, educators across the state—at every level—nurture, inspire and encourage the academic, social and emotional growth of their students; and

WHEREAS, we have faced unprecedented times in our local communities and throughout Arizona; Teachers in preschool, K-12 schools, career and technical programs, colleges and universities have found innovative ways to continue supporting student learning and development; and

WHEREAS, educators in every corner of the state work tirelessly to provide for their students’ basic needs as well as their ongoing education; and

WHEREAS, educators devote countless hours to preparing lessons, delivering instruction, and developing character, compassion and creativity in their students; and

WHEREAS, Arizona’s educators deserve our respect and gratitude for their dedication to our students and positive impact on our state.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Douglas A. Ducey, Governor of the State of Arizona, do hereby proclaim May 4, 2021, as 


and encourage all Arizonans to join in safely celebrating Arizona teachers.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the Great Seal of the State of Arizona


DONE at the Capitol in Phoenix on this third day of May in the year Two Thousand and Twenty-One and of the Independence of the United States of America the Two Hundred and Fifth