Teacher Appreciation Week

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Teacher Appreciation Week

In honor of National Teacher Day, the National Inventors Hall of Fame® (NIHF) would like to thank the amazing educators who partner with us each year to bring STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education to children across the country.

Teachers play a crucial role in inspiring the innovators of tomorrow. NIHF Inductee Marshall Jones, a pioneer of industrial laser technology, credits his fourth-grade teacher Mrs. DeFriest with encouraging his persistence and enabling him to excel in his education. “I think if Mrs. DeFriest had not had me repeat the fourth grade, whatever happened to me going forward would never had happened,” Jones said.

Year after year we receive similar feedback and appreciation from thousands of parents whose children are impacted by our Camp Invention® program. Here are a few of our favorites.


  • Our daughter looked forward to going back to camp every day. This was directly attributed to the teachers keeping the students involved, interested and eager to learn more. Nice job to the Eden Teaching Staff for making Camp Invention an enjoyable, safe and creative place for our daughter. — Lisa R., Eden, New York
  • My child absolutely loved her week at Camp Invention! She came home every day telling us ALL what they did that day. The teachers and volunteers were awesome and really took the lessons from Camp Invention and made them come alive for their campers. We are just sad we had not attended before! — Rebecca O., Nassau Bay, Texas
  • My son had a great learning experience, we do appreciate all the hard work done by the teachers and the whole team! — Carla D., Okawville, Illinois
  • One of his teachers, Jordan, was phenomenal! She made his first experience with camp amazing. The world is lucky to have such a patient, kind and caring person like Jordan and many others. — Amanda P., Liberty, Texas


Educators are the backbone of everything we do, and their passion for encouraging our campers to dream, innovate and create inspires us each and every day. In 2019, we had the privilege of partnering with 22,000 educators and staff, and their support and expertise allows us to spread innovative STEM education to students in all 50 states.

In recent months, teachers have gone to incredible lengths to ensure their students receive quality education through distance learning. Their commitment continues to inspire all of us, and they deserve our recognition now more than ever.


Celebrate teacher appreciation week with NIHF

NIHF is proud to partner with local educators to bring our education programs to students across the country.

As a special thank you, we’ve created a collection of teacher appreciation week resources including customized Zoom background graphics, teacher appreciation week thank-you templates and much more!

Thank you again to all the wonderful teachers who support our mission to inspire the next generation of innovators!

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