Denver Public Schools celebrates National Teacher Appreciation Week every year during the first full week of May.

Our teachers are at the forefront of our kids’ education and are the greatest resources in helping us reach our vision, Every Child Succeeds – so please join DPS in honoring our educators for the amazing work they do every day!

Emery Otero, 1st grade

“I love my teacher. She taught me reading, writing and learning!” Name: Emery Otero, 1st grade; Teacher: Michelle Chouris; School: Dora Moore ECE-8

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Jairo Pacheco, 3rd grade

“My teacher, Ms. Coltharp, shows us how to be great writers and write paragraphs in Spanish. She helps us be better students.” Name: Jairo Pacheco, 3rd grade; Teacher: Gabriela Coltharp; School: Bryant-Webster Dual Language ECE-8 School

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Sophia Digesualdo, ECE

“A teacher is caring because she helps kids calm down.” Name: Sophia Digesualdo, ECE; Teacher: Sarah Anaya; School: Columbian Elementary

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