On May 5, District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) kicked off a week of celebrating, honoring and thanking teachers as part of national Teacher Appreciation Week. All week long, DCPS Chancellor Kaya Henderson, principals, parents, central office staff, community members, and others took to social media with #DCPSlove and the “Love My DCPS Teacher” sign.

Henderson and her staff stopped by schools throughout the week to surprise and thank teachers across the district.

“Everywhere I go, everyone I talk to hears me say that our teachers are absolutely killing it,” said DCPS Chancellor Kaya Henderson. “This week, I want to make sure that they are especially feeling the #DCPSlove. I hope the whole city can take some time this week to thank a DCPS teacher in honor of Teacher Appreciation Week. Our teachers are changing our students’ lives and they deserve some extra love and gratitude this week from all of us.”