Fitzpatrick Recognizes Teacher Appreciation Week

May 5, 2014

LANGHORNE, PA –Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick (PA-8) released the following statement Monday in recognition of National Teacher Appreciation Week (May 5-9) and Teacher Appreciation Day (May 6):

This year, we recognize May 5-9 as Teacher Appreciation Week, while May 6 is Teacher Appreciation Day. Teachers will be honored in many cities and towns throughout the nation, including Bucks and Montgomery counties.

Throughout our modern history, we have seen many tributes to the teachers of America, beginning with the efforts of Eleanor Roosevelt in 1953. The Congress, for one day only, declared March 7, 1980 as National Teachers Day.  However, in 1985, the Parent Teachers Association established the first week of May as National Teacher Week, and it has been celebrated every year since then. 

Teachers provide the light of education to people and children in all corners of the world and their contribution is timeless. We honor a profession and the individuals who touched our minds and our hearts, and whose influence often continues long after classroom days are over.

Teaching is an art and a great teacher who inspires, is an artist.  This week we celebrate those who teach, guide and inspire.


Congressman Mike Fitzpatrick is serving his third term in the U.S. House of Representatives. He represents Pennsylvania’s 8th district which includes all of Bucks County as well as a portion of Montgomery County. He serves as the Vice Chairman of the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations.