The thought of appreciating our teachers started years ago. It was first discussed back in 1944 as a day just to honor our teachers and educators. It wasn’t until 1953, however, that Eleanor Roosevelt persuaded Congress to declare an official National Teachers’ Day. From March 7, 1953 - 1980, Congress and the United States observed National Teacher Day. Then, in 1984, the National Parent Teachers Association designated one whole week in the beginning of May as a time to honor the people who take their passions and skills to teach the kids around the nation. The PTA creates events at the national, state, and local levels celebrating our children’s educators.