Dear Teachers and QPAT Members,

As is the case each year, we take advantage of Teacher Appreciation Week to underscore the essential contribution of teachers in society. As far as I am concerned, every week of the school year should be an opportunity to recognize and value the exceptional job teachers do every day. The teaching profession has become more complex and challenging with time. You are faced with teaching a more diverse classroom without additional resources, and have been subject to numerous reforms and questionable management approaches which represent an added burden to all teachers. Despite this difficult context, you show dedication and engagement every day in educating our children. For those reasons, you deserve all our support and admiration. Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!