Celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week

Here at COMPAS we believe teachers deserve more than a shiny red apple on their desk as gratitude for all their hard work. From May 8-12, we're excited to celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week and tip our hats to all the amazing educators in the world. This year's theme, as dubbed by The National PTA, is "Teachers Deliver" and we couldn't agree more! They're delivering positive change, work ethic, motivation, and countless other life lessons that will stick with students for years to come. 

We would also like to applaud our very own teaching artists. Their work and collaboration with teachers in the classroom elevates these learning experiences to create something truly unique and remarkable. Teachers come from all backgrounds, cultures, and heritage, and each and every single one of them deserves recognition. COMPAS would like to give a standing ovation to teachers everywhere! 

A teacher at the Minnesota School for the Blind works with COMPAS artist Christian Adeti and a student during a West African drumming workshop

A teacher at the Minnesota School for the Blind works with COMPAS artist Christian Adeti and a student during a West African drumming workshop

“99% of COMPAS artist residencies in schools happen because a hardworking and creative classroom teacher takes the initiative to bring in a teaching artist. Thank you teachers for working with COMPAS to give your students the opportunity to learn and grow through creative expression!” – Julie Strand, Creative Classroom Program Director

Are you a classroom teacher working on booking a COMPAS teaching artist?

Call Julie at 651.292.3254 or e-mail Julie@compas.org and mention this blog post to receive a special discount on your booking.

What do you appreciate most about the teachers you have had over the years? Tell us in the comments below and if you can, send them a thank you!