Posted: Sunday, May 3, 2020

This week is Teacher Appreciation Week and we’re celebrating our more than 6,000 teachers who give countless hours of time, energy, and love to ensuring students’ success in school and beyond. As you can imagine, since GCS closed school facilities on March 16, teaching and learning from home has presented challenges for teachers and students – and many parents, too! We’ve seen many examples across Greenville County where teachers are offering innovative ways to interact with students in virtual classrooms.

Shasta Looper, Blythe Academy fourth grade teacher, said personal relationships are essential to learning. “Right now, we’re teaching to a computer screen, so when someone says you did a real good job or we enjoyed that lesson, it really makes you feel like you matter in their virtual world now.”

Parents and students can express their appreciation for teachers by downloading this sign, snapping a photo of you and your children with the sign, and submitting it to We will post your photos on the GCS Facebook page throughout Teacher Appreciation Week.

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