Thank a Teacher

Share Your Story
If you are a student or graduate of New York City public schools, we'd like to hear from you about why your teachers were special and how they changed your life. In 200 words or less, tell us the teacher's name, subject and grade level and why you are thankful to have or have had that person in your life. We will post your responses on this page. 

Please e-mail your responses to and include your name, age, school and grade or year of graduation. If possible, please include a photograph of your teacher. The first 200 teachers we hear about who are still teaching in City schools will be invited to a "Thank a Teacher" celebration. 
New York City has thousands of dedicated teachers who work hard every day to improve student learning. Often these teachers have a positive impact that extends far beyond a particular school year. Here are just a few of the stories about current and former New York City school teachers and the lives they have touched.