University City Foundation and Community to Honor its Teachers

Despite COVID-19 distractions and restrictions, distance learning, and face-masks-for all, we know our teachers and staff are working harder than ever. Let’s show them know how much we appreciate everything they do.

Show your appreciation with a photo or sign: We need your help! The University City community would like to honor our local teachers. Traditionally, our five local public schools will hold a Teacher Appreciation Week event in May. But, with schools being held virtually, there is not an ability to do so in person. Instead, we are asking current or past students to submit photos of themselves, families, or signs showing your appreciation to teachers/staff members from our UC Cluster public schools – Curie, Doyle, Spreckels Elementary, Standley Middle, or UC High School.

Please submit photos by Monday, May 11 to Mark Salata, the president of EdUCate!, the University City Foundation for Public Schools, will take all the photos and create an appreciation virtual photo album for each school. Thanks for your help!

Show your appreciation with a donation: Now’s the perfect time to honor an educator who’s going above and beyond to keep quality education alive in University City. EdUCate!’s Honor a Teacher program recognizes teachers, counselors, administrators, and coaches who have gone the extra mile. With Teacher Appreciation Week just around the corner, and teacher’s working to make the adjustment to distance learning, this is your chance to raise up our valued educators through EdUCate!’s Honor A Teacher program at

When you make a donation in honor of an educator, they’ll receive an Amazon gift card, a virtual certificate with your personalized message, and recognition within their school and on the EdUCate! website. EdUCate! is your public school foundation, contributing vital funding for teacher and principal grants and unique experiences for students in all five University City public schools. Visit to honor a teacher today.


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