PTA Teacher Appreciation Week


WHEREAS, a strong and effective public school system is essential to the economic prosperity of Virginia, and ensures that we continue to make social, technological, and scientific advancements; and 

WHEREAS, qualified, dedicated teachers are the foundation of a successful public school system and are fundamental to the strength of our Commonwealth; and 

WHEREAS, Virginia's teachers are entrusted with helping our students reach their full academic potential and exhibit an unwavering devotion to their success; and 

WHEREAS, Parent Teacher Associations (PTA) throughout our Commonwealth work to “make every child’s potential a reality” by empowering families and communities to support our children and their teachers; and 

WHEREAS, PTA Teacher Appreciation Week is an opportunity for Virginians to join with the National PTA in acknowledging the critical role our teachers play in shaping our children and the future of the Commonwealth; 

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Terence R. McAuliffe, do hereby recognize May 5-9, 2014, as PTA TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK in our COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and I call this observance to the attention of all our citizens.