You are an AMAZING person!! Someone who dedicates themselves to educating children, being there for them consistently, guiding them on their paths in the world -all done with love, honor, support. You're a hero to many least the ones that truly know what a soldier you are by showing up for duty each day. I hope you know that your struggle is respected. We're proud of the patience and strength you model each day for our kids. Thank you so much for all you do!

Thank you, Dear Teacher, for encouraging our children to do what seems impossible, mentoring them when they are lost, strengthening their confidence when they are alone. My heartfelt gratitude to let you know that I am forever thankful for angels like you.

Gracias, querida/o maestra/o, por animar a nuestros niños a hacer lo que parece imposible, guiándolos cuando están perdidos, fortalecer su confianza cuando están solos. Mi mas sincera gratitud por hacerte saber que siempre estaré agradecido por ángeles como tú usted.


Thank you for all the hard work you all do!
Thank you for being so flexible and willing to show up to work in person or virtual.
Thank you for being HEROES.....
Thank you again.

You make a difference in so many ways and touch so many lives. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Words just can't express how grateful I am for special people like you.

Just a note to say THANK YOU for showing up each day, even in the most difficult times. The work you do is so important and does not go unnoticed. THANK YOU Thank You THANK YOU!

Great inventors, leaders, and revolutionaries are not born. They are motivated and inspired to do great things by teachers like you. Thank you for inspiring, caring, listening, guiding and shaping your students' futures.

There seems to be so much negativity and discouragement in today's world, but I am grateful for the heroes among us who inspire out students every day. Thank you for being that light in your classroom.

Times are tough, but you are tougher! Thank you for all that you do for the students! Remember to take some time to care for yourself so that you can keep up the great work.

You are appreciated! Teachers are often unsung heroes. Thank you for being there for the children. You are making a difference in the lives you touch. Remember to take care of yourself.

Thank you for believing in your students’ dreams. As a teacher, you provide children with the nurturing space and material resources to make those dreams possible. This is a gift that only a special person such as you could give.

Hey there! Just wanted to let you know that you and the work you do every day matters. You are making a difference in the lives of several kids on a daily basis. When things get tough, just remember that you are a rock for many kids and they look up to you. You can do this. Thank you for your work and never forget how valuable and important you are.

All of your time, effort, and perseverance does not go unnoticed. You are appreciated and cherished. Thank you for making differences in the lives of students everyday.

This compilation of notes are messages of hope and support from across the Tulsa area to everyone who works in our schools—teachers, principals, bus drivers, custodians, counselors, secretaries, and other staff. Our community is grateful for the ways you continue to care for students and their families throughout the pandemic, despite your work being more challenging than it ever was before. We hope you read these notes and are reminded of one thing: YOU’VE ALWAYS BEEN ESSENTIAL!

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