What is a Thank-A-Gram?

Each year during Teacher Appreciation Week, hundreds of parents, students, and community members send Thank-A-Grams to recognize the incredible work and dedication of our AACPS teachers. We are sharing some of our favorite Thank-A-Grams so you can see what our community is saying about our #AACPSAwesome teachers!

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Read Thank-A-Grams for Teachers in Your Area

Click on a feeder system to see Thank-A-Grams written to teachers in your area. Then, click on a teacher’s name and school to read the full message. 

Rebecca Thomas, Monarch Annapolis

Like all kids his age, [our child] is a sponge and it is fun to experience how quickly he is learning and growing.

Katy Monaghan, Hillsmere Elementary School

Ms. Monaghan is a phenomenal teacher!!

Brooke Streit, Germantown Elementary School

Our family truly appreciates the care and passion you bring to the classroom each day. Our son is so excited to come to your classroom.

Candi Brown, Eastport Elementary School

Thank you for always going above and beyond for each and every one of your students.

Melissa Cooper, Annapolis Middle School

You are one of my favorite teachers! It is teacher appreciation week and you were the first teacher I thought of to thank because you are amazing!

Heidi Brown, Tyler Heights Elementary School

I'm glad she has such a good role model at school. Thank you for making learning so fun and not boring.

Crystal Covington, Rolling Knolls Elementary School

Thank you for all you do - for students and parent volunteers alike.

Kelly Darcey, Mills-Parole Elementary School

Thank you and all the teachers so very much for keeping our pre-k/kindergarten kids safe.

Dawn Conway, Hillsmere Elementary

Thank you for being my teacher!

Mary Cox, Georgetown East Elementary

Our children love learning and that is because of the start you have them in pre-k.

Kim Jester, Annapolis Teen Parent Alternative Program

Since I have been in the Annapolis Teen Parent Alternative Program (TPAP), Ms. Jester has helped me in many ways.

Melissa Cheatwood, Bodkin Elementary School

Thank you so much for all that you do everyday! You have made Eric's transition to an new school seamless.

Nicole Council, Waugh Chapel Elementary School

Ms. Council has done such an amazing job encouraging our daughter to persevere when concepts are difficult.

Nicole Schar, Piney Orchard Elementary School

We can’t thank you enough for your hard work, devotion, time and care you give Calvin and all your students.

Carol Collins, Piney Orchard Elementary School

We just wanted to make sure you knew how much we appreciate you this year.

Kathy Hanson, Odenton Elementary School

Mason C. enjoys your class and we are truly grateful that for this season of his life, he had you as his teacher.

Michelle Burns, Nantucket Elementary School

Ms. Burns you are a awesome teacher.

Ashley Daniels, Four Seasons Elementary School

Thank you for being a superhero to my daughter!

Lindsey Klunk, Crofton Elementary School

We are so blessed that you came to Crofton Elementary this year. We are even more blessed that Reygan has been with such a caring, nurturing, kind, supportive, helpful, and loving teacher like yourself.

Lacie Ritter, Arundel Middle School

Ms. Ritter goes above and beyond for her music program.

Zach Jones, Arundel Middle School

Thank you for your outstanding communication and participation in the AMS community.

Kathleen Fretwell, Windsor Farm Elementary School

Our son was new to Windsor Farm elementary this year. We were worried about how he would do and if he would transition ok.

Matthew Perry, Severn River Middle School

Thank you for everything you do at the middle school everyday!

Andrea Hamilton, Magothy River Middle School

Thank you for making sixth grade the best ever!

Deborah Dernetz, Magothy River Middle School

Thank you for being the momma teacher at school. 😉

Joseph Cooper, Magothy River Middle School

Thanks for showing up everyday with energy and enthusiasm for your students.

Samantha Wilkinson, Cape St. Claire Elementary School

Thank you for being such a great teacher! Your kindness and patience are noticed and I wanted to thank you this week and every week!

Meredith Claborn, Broadneck Elementary School

We want to thank you for all that you have done with Bodhi. He has come such a long way in a short time.

Joanne Byrne, Broadneck Elementary School

Thank you for being such a great teacher. You make language arts so much fun.

Sonya Muhitch, Belvedere Elementary School

Thanks for helping me grow and learn so much this year!

Robyn Keckler, Belvedere Elementary School

You are amazing!! Thank you for the patience you give and show to your students each and every day.

Stacie Curry, Arnold Elementary School

Thank you for everything you do everyday!!

Matthew Samonisky, Pasadena Elementary School

You are an awesome teacher and partner in our child's education.

Amanda Mays, Lake Shore Elementary School

Thank you SO much for being such an amazing teacher to my son, and to all the children at Lake Shore Elementary!

Marcia Taylor, Jacobsville Elementary School

Thank you for being the nicest teacher at Jacobsville!

Pamela Osborn, Fort Smallwood Elementary School

Thank you so much for helping to provide the foundation for our son's educational career.

Amanda Ford, Fort Smallwood Elementary School

We are very grateful for the work you have done with our son this year.

Cassie Lapera, Chesapeake High School

There are many great teachers that have taught my kids but one who stood out to my teen in high school is Ms. Lapera.

Anthony Berard, Chesapeake High School

I just wanted to say thank you for all of your effort and hard work in teaching APUSH. My daughter is thoroughly enjoying your class!

Caitlyn Connolly, Chesapeake Bay Middle School

Thank you for everything you have done this year for my son. While Language Arts is not his favorite subject area, he loves having you as his teacher!

Brad Absher, Bodkin Elementary School

I'm so thankful our son had the opportunity to work with you two years in a row.

Ann Allam, Glen Burnie Evening High School

Your work and commitment to our Evening High School students is remarkable. The giving of your time and talents is something that we cannot thank you for enough.

Tara Rose (former teacher), Richard Henry Lee Elementary School

Mrs. Rose is a phenomenal teacher. It truly was a wonderful learning experience for my two daughters during the years she taught them.

Veronica Lum, Linthicum Elementary School

Thank you so much for accepting my son for who he is, for laughing at his humor, for understanding his personality, and for letting him catch your sarcasm.

Erin Perkins, Quarterfield Elementary School

The Best 5th grade teacher! THANK YOU so much for all your kindness and support.

Tracy Echelle, Point Pleasant Elementary School

You have no idea how thankful I am that you're my son's teacher this school year.

Michelle Lory, Marley Middle School

Mrs. Lory has been the best teacher role model. I have had the pleasure to work with her for 13 years so far!

Carol Carter, Marley Glen Special Center

Carol is my co-teacher in the media center and she is an all around wonderful instructor!

Leigh Eckert, Marley Elementary School

Thank you for being the teacher you are.

Amy Kreglow, Glendale Elementary School

Ms. Kreglow is a wonderful teacher who truly cares about her students and their education.

Kali Rechtzigel, Glen Burnie Park Elementary School

Thank you so much for your support of my daughter this year.

Katherine Wenerick-Bell, Glen Burnie Evening High School

Thank you for all that you do and for always going above and beyond the call of duty!

Catherine Mitchell, Freetown Elementary School

Thank you so much for your hard work and dedication to your class.

Tanya Hylton, Monarch Academy Glen Burnie

You always make it fun and have a good attitude. You always find a way to make me smile!

Cassandra Hart & Corinne Papandrew, Jessup Elementary School

We have no words to describe how grateful we are to have you as my daughter's teachers.

Chessie Calloway, Monarch Global Academy Laurel

Your positive attitude and tremendous effort does not go unnoticed! It has been a pleasure to have you as our teacher this year!

Gregory Mullen, Chesapeake Science Point

Mr. Mullen is very funny. All though I am not in his class, he is very kind to me.

Linda Lippert, Jessup Elementary School

Thank you so much for teaching our children to love learning. Your enthusiasm is contagious and your love for learning apparent.

Melissa Downs, Hebron Harman Elementary School

You have been the key to [our son's] success in 5th grade, both academically as well as emotionally. He has learned so much, but also gained more confidence, and we love you for it.

Cassandra Quigley, Jessup Elementary School

I would like to say thank you for working with me through Home and Hospital Teaching. Without teachers like you, I would not be able to continue my education and still be connected to my school.

Kate Simmons, Manor View Elementary School

The way you pour into your students is so appreciated. You must have twice as many hours in a day as a regular teacher with all you have accomplished this year!

Hannah Holland, Shanna DeBerry, & Amanda Beyea, Meade Heights Elementary School

Thank you for inspiring, encouraging, defending, dealing with disappointments, holding our children accountable and pushing them to be the best versions of themselves.

Destinee Jones, Meade Middle School

Thank you for the love, support and encouragement that you give each day to your students and their families; co-workers; and community.

Julie Peak, Pershing Hill Elementary School

[Our son] always enjoys going to school. Thank you for cultivating his knowledge and kindling his curiosity.

Ritha Bocaille, Seven Oaks Elementary

We always hear day in day out the amount of sacrifices teachers make, and how sometimes they are under appreciated; well I just wanted to reiterate that YOU ARE AMAZING, and very much APPRECIATED!

Courtney Egan, West Meade Early Education Center

I'll never be able to thank you and show my full appreciation. What you have helped [our child] with this year is unmeasurable.

We Are a Family at Park Elementary School

As educators, "We wouldn’t bring our own children here if we didn’t think they’d get the best education possible."

Principal Kelly-Molock, Belle Grove Elementary

I would like to send out a special "shout out" to all of the amazing teachers at your school, Belle Grove Elementary! I observe each day the incredible dedication and nurturance that your teachers (classroom, cultural arts, and resource staff) show from arrival to dismissal.

Marcia Moore, Brooklyn Park Middle School

Thank you so much for all the hard work you do with the kids. You have proven time after time that my child means a lot to you and not just another student.

Kylie Lowman, Brooklyn Park Elementary School

I just want to thank Ms. Lowman for all of her hard work and dedication. My daughter has really been struggling and Ms. Lowman has been amazing and so understanding through this year.

Jennifer Marion, Ferndale Early Education Center

I know that my granddaughter's educational experience will be impacted positively because of Ms. Marion, and my granddaughter has said she wants to be a teacher because "Ms. Marion helps little children want to learn".

Jacqueline Reymann, Linthicum Elementary School

Thank you Ms. Reymann for always encouraging Jocelyn. She really enjoys your class and loves getting those words of encouragement everyday!

Veronica Lum, Linthicum Elementary School

Thank you so much for accepting [my son] for who he is, for laughing at his humor, for understanding his personality, and for letting him catch your sarcasm.

Kevin Embury, Lindale Middle School

Thank you for ALL that you have done and continue to do at LMS. You are an absolute rock star of a teacher.

Bobby Curran, North County High School

Bobby is a great teacher and I thank him for all the hard work and dedication he brings to the table every day.

Tallee Ford, North Glen Elementary School

Thanks for being a great teacher!

Kristen Bowling, Overlook Elementary School

Mila absolutely loves being in your class and even calls herself Ms. Bowling when playing pretend school at home with her little sisters.

Laura Christopher, Brooklyn Park Elementary School

Mrs. Christopher and Mrs. Patti thank you both so much for making our first school year an extremely smooth process for all three of us.

Phyllis Cephas, George Fox Middle School

Thank you for being an amazing teacher and being there for all of us kids. You give off a great vibe that makes us want to learn more.

Alison Morris, High Point Elementary School

Thank you for making math and science fun for your students! I love hearing about what cool science things we should try on the weekends.

Meredith Sibley, Northeast High School

You have been one of the biggest influences on Izzy since freshman year. Aside from being her dance teacher, you have served as a positive role model and as an example of what hard work and determination can do.

Jeremy Milligan, Northeast High School

Thank you, Mr. Milligan, for taking the time to personally contact me after 3rd marking period to point out how my student's increased effort resulted in an excellent marking period grade. You seemed just as excited as we were, and it was wonderful to have a teacher so invested and proud of a student's success...

Jacqueline Wilford, Northeast High School

Thank you so much for everything you do. I appreciate all the things you've done for me from pushing me to to fill out as many scholarships as I can to supporting me with my final college position.

Everett Reese, Northeast High School

Mr. Reese connects to the students so well and tailors his teaching to each individual child. He treats each child as if they are adults and his mentoring has helped my adjustment to high school tremendously.

Courtney Flohr, Riviera Beach Elementary School

Thank you for being so great with Avery! It's amazing to see him come home each day with so much information and excitement!

Lisa Abbinanti, Solley Elementary

She was very hesitant at the beginning of the school year because it was new to her. She now loves to come to school because of you. She talks about you all the time. She has grown so much being in your class.

Sharon Mattoon, Solley Elementary School

Your positive attitude shines through your students! They are lucky to have such a positive influence on their little minds and hearts!

Jessica Phillips, Sunset Elementary School

You are always positive and creative in everything that you do. You have made the biggest difference in our son's life and we can never thank you enough for that.

Christina Butters, Millersville Elementary School

You are a wonderful teacher. Thanks for all you do...Hope you always know how much you are appreciated this week and for every week to come.

Lyndsy Snelson, Old Mill High School

I just want to thank you for all you have given me through this last 2 years, thank you for open my eyes and show me how to make better choices and helped me to increase my English level. Thank you for every class you have given me with all your effort, wisdom and always some fun.

Johanna Cohen, Old Mill Middle North

Thank you for teaching me all about 7th and 8th grade math, even when I asked a lot of questions. My favorite unit was the geometry unit because I love finding missing angles.

Charles Mankin, Old Mill Middle North

I am really thankful for you to be my teacher for not 1 but 2 of my core classes. Thank you so much for getting me through the year so far and I know you will help me end it with good grades.

Rhiannon Witty, Old Mill Middle South

You are an AWESOME teammate! I feel so lucky to be on your team!

Lacee Quarantillo, Ridgeway Elementary School

Thank you so much for guiding your class through a flawless transition from Kindergarten learning and giving them the tools they need for more rigorous studies. I feel so fortunate to have shared Maebh with you this year!

Cheryl McLaurin, Ruth Parker Eason

She develops materials, has great patience, and works very hard to enrich the lives of our special needs students every day. She is flexible, creative and great to work with!

Abigail Anderson, Rippling Woods Elementary School

Just wanted to take a moment to tell you know how happy [my daughter] and myself are that you were her teacher this year....I thank you for not giving up on her. You kept pushing her and pushing her until she did what she needed to do.

Dawn White, Severn Elementary School

Our family is grateful for your kindness and caring helping him become successful in reading!

Emily James, South Shore Elementary School

Thank you for always being so kind, and for your dedication to our students. My girls are enthusiastic for music because of you.

Meagan Water, Southgate Elementary School

From being a leader, making better choices, and [my son's] reading and writing skills have accelerated from the time he started Kindergarten...I send Caleb to school knowing that his absorbent and eager little noggin is in great hands.

Stephanie Tucker, Folger McKinsey Elementary School

Thank you for being my 1st Grade teacher! You are such a great teacher and I sincerely appreciate your time and patience!

Lydia Gonzalez, Folger McKinsey Elementary School

Mrs. G! My kids have enjoyed having having her for music, and I've seen first-hand how she jumps in to help EVERYWHERE! Her positivity is infectious and her kindness is second to none!

Erika Smith, Jones Elementary School

[Our child] loves your nurturing ways but enjoys the challenges that you present to him each day! We are grateful for you and your professionalism, but even more importantly, for your love and passion.

Amy Praley, Oak Hill Elementary School

Thank you for being an awesome teacher and shaping our little ones for there next big step to Kindergarten!

Cheryl Vineyard, Severna Park High School

Your patience and kindness has made a difference in the lives of so many special children. Your job is not an easy one but your hard work and dedication has changed my son's life.

Angela Germanos, Severna Park High School

Until I stepped into your classroom, I had never before felt such a passion for anything in school . However, in your classroom, I truly felt connected to something for the first time and felt like I couldn't learn French fast enough.

Scott Bernstein, Severna Park High School

Thank you for being a great teacher. I like to listen to your stories and I have a lot of fun in TSA. I am glad you will be my advisory teacher for my high school years.

Project Lead the Way Team, Severna Park High School

Thank you for your leadership of the SPHS PLTW program...The SPHS students are lucky to have you guys onboard “leading the way” each day...Thank you for all you do to raise logical thinkers ready to take on challenging technical problems in today’s world. You are making a difference in our future!

Debra Sparby, Severna Park Middle School

You are the most amazing teacher ever. I don't know how I would have gotten through this year without your help.

Jill Derlink, Shipley’s Choice Elementary School

You empower your students with life lessons they will carry with them for a long time. You make them feel safe as they navigate new learning

Steven Schlossberg, Central Elementary School

Ricky really enjoys having you as a teacher... In the retelling of his day, the vast majority of it revolves around the fun he has had in your [gym] class that day. He says he would like to grown up and be a gym teacher just like you.

Cynthia Spencer, Central Middle School

Thank you for listening to Audrey even when she isn't speaking. Thank you for making a safe place for her to speak.

Lee Nicholas, Crofton Meadows Elementary

Thank you so much for being my band director this year. I have grown so much as a drummer because of you.

Mikki Loiselle, Crofton Elementary School

Your high expectations and relentless focus are appreciated and valued! Every child deserves to have a Mrs. Loiselle in their life.

Ashley Butters, Crofton Woods Elementary School

We truly believe some people are born to do certain things and Mrs. Butters is one of those people. She has a gift for teaching and makes it look effortless- and we all know teaching is anything but.

Lori Balzano, Davidsonville Elementary School

You've gone above and beyond in trying new ways to inspire [our child]. All while encouraging him to reach further, try a bit harder, and to feel proud of himself more often.

Alane Robinson, Edgewater Elementary School

Thanks for spending extra time to enrich the kid's experience after school with the SeaPerch STEM club. This is a great experience that couldn't have been possible without your dedication.

April Crovo, Mayo Elementary School

The school is lucky to have such a wonderful, encouraging, positive and fun teacher for our students.

Iris Crankfield, South River High School

You are one of the best teachers I have ever had, and you have given me the courage and help I needed to continue to pursue my dreams, despite the roadblocks I have faced. You have shown me that work ethic means a lot more then natural-born talent, and that if I work hard enough, I can do anything.

Zachary Cohen, South River High School

I wanted to thank you for your enthusiasm and encouragement in teaching Aerospace this year! This class has broadened my knowledge on aeronautics and space travel, furthering my interest in Aerospace Engineering studies!

Jenna Borman, Deale Elementary School

Thanks for all you do, your hard work doesn't go unnoticed.

Maureen McManus, Lothian Elementary School

As the child of a first grade teacher, we know how hard you work every day to help CJ learn and grow and we are forever grateful.

Alane Connolly, Shady Side Elementary School

Thank you for always being available to communicate with us as parents and thank you for being so thorough in your parent-teacher conferences, and thank you for welcoming me in your classroom. Most importantly, thank you for educating my son and instilling discipline and the love of learning in him.

Kristen Fladung, Shady Side Elementary School

Thank you so much for everything you do for the kids! [Our child] becomes a better individual and scholar each day.

Amy Ellis, Southern High School

You have helped me so much on my journey to becoming a teacher. I am so grateful for all the advice and guidance you offer. Thank you for supporting my dream.

Kristina Lawall, Southern Middle School

I love that you provide the students with choices about which novels they can read. This definitely helps them to be more engaged. You also have encouraged such freedom of expression through the projects ideas you have shared.

Anne Catherine Mahler, Southern Middle School

Thanks for taking the time to learn things about each and every student, I'm not sure I've ever had a teacher know about my love of coffee and hockey and something like that for all of your students.

Kellie Metter, Tracey’s Elementary School

I just wanted to thank you so much for being such a wonderful teacher to Louie. You have gone above and beyond to help him, your patience and understanding means so much to me.

Kristina Arnold, Tracey’s Elementary School

Brian and I would like to thank you for taking us in and making us feel as a part of Tracey’s family.

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