The Nashville Public Education Foundation, joined by the Mayor’s Office, Metro Council and Metro Nashville Public Schools, is launching a Show Your Love for Teachers campaign – a citywide effort to recognize and thank Nashville teachers.
To kick things off, the Metro Council passed a resolution at its Feb. 2 meeting declaring the week of Feb. 15 “Show Your Love for Teachers Week” in Nashville. Mayor Megan Barry also signed a proclamation honoring the week.
“We are proud to join the Nashville Public Education Foundation in this special effort recognizing Nashville’s teachers and all they do every day for our city’s children,” Mayor Barry said. “I know their job is one of the hardest there is, and they deserve our support and gratitude. A simple thank-you can go a long way, so please take a moment and show your love.”
Show Your Love for Teachers Week will be the launch of an ongoing effort to rally community support for educators. In this first week, Mayor Barry will send a special thank-you letter and video to every MNPS teacher. There will also be an array of other activities, including giveaways featuring free stays at Omni Nashville Hotel, Southwest Airlines ticket vouchers and local gift cards.
Activities will continue over the next several weeks aimed at celebrating public school teachers. Already, a number of Nashville businesses have signed on to the effort, agreeing to offer educator discounts. In addition, there will be a chance for parents, students, and neighborhood and community leaders to sign a virtual thank-you card to celebrate the city’s 5,300 public school teachers.
There are many ways to get involved and show your love for teachers:
- Sign NPEF’s virtual thank-you card for Nashville’s teachers
- Offer a teacher discount if you are a local business owner or manager
- Share a story about a teacher who impacted your life on NPEF’s social channels
“Recognizing and rewarding great teaching is one of the Foundation’s top priorities,” said Shannon Hunt, NPEF president and CEO. “Without great teachers, nothing else we want for our public schools is possible. Show Your Love is all about coming together as a city to celebrate dedicated public school teachers and begin to more intentionally show that our city values the contributions they make every day to the future of our city. We hope everyone will sign the virtual thank-you card, share your story and show your love starting Feb. 15.”
To sign the virtual thank-you card and to see the list of local businesses offering teacher discounts, visit www.nashvillepef.org/show-your-love/.