World Teachers’ Day Celebration

October 2, 2020

Lindsey Campbell, The DeBerry Group,
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Texans Called to Celebrate World Teachers’ Day

The #TeachersCan movement is rallying businesses, organizations, educational institutions and community members to join together in celebration of World Teachers’ Day this coming Monday, October 5th. Texans are encouraged to visit for information about how they can participate and honor the more than 350,000 dedicated educators across the state.

Businesses, municipalities, colleges and universities, and community members can show their support by displaying the color light blue – the official color of education in academic regalia. Organizations and individuals can participate in the statewide show of blue by purchasing light blue ribbons to adorn trees and outdoor spaces. Building and landscaping throughout the state can also be illuminated in blue acknowledging how Teachers Light the Way for millions of Texas students. More than 50 iconic buildings from Corpus Christi to Texarkana have already signed on to participate – a full list is available below.

“World Teachers’ Day is our opportunity to come together and show widespread support and appreciation for Texas teachers, while drawing attention to their voices and their stories,” said Raise Your Hand Texas Foundation President Dr. Shari Albright. “We especially want to thank Chancellor Sharp and the Texas A&M System who will be illuminating buildings across their 12 statewide campuses.”

Big Texas brands and #TeachersCan coalition partners will amplify the celebration with statewide activities. Whataburger stores across the U.S. will celebrate teachers with a variety of activations – from store signage, to customized World Teachers’ Day frames on Facebook and Instagram, to surprising teachers with coupons, gifts, and $250 gift cards from Whataburger and VISA. H-E-B will celebrate with a variety of “thank you” signage and art honoring teachers across their stores, as well as giveaways and product deliveries to local schools.

Elected officials across Texas – including the Cedar Park Mayor Corbin Van Arsdale, Corpus Christi Mayor Joe McComb, and San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg – have presented #TeachersCan with proclamations declaring their recognition of World Teachers’ Day and the work that teachers are doing to secure a bright future for our state.

#TeachersCan is providing teachers with the opportunity to celebrate by owning their impact through a variety of activities hosted on the website. Educators are encouraged to share their story about why they teach, upload their photo to be part of a statewide digital mosaic, and sign up to join the #TeachersCan movement. Teachers are also encouraged to participate in the show of blue by wearing light blue, tying light blue ribbons around the trees at their home or school, or using the blue ribbon #TeachersCan profile photo frame – available on Facebook. More information about how to participate is available at Community members are also encouraged to visit the #TeachersCan website to sign up as a supporter of the movement.

Teachers Light the Way Participants


  • City Hall
  • Long Center for Performing Arts


  • City of Boerne


  • City of Brownsville


  • West Texas A&M University

College Station

  • Texas A&M University


  • Texas A&M University – Commerce

Corpus Christi

  • Harbor Bridge
  • Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi


  • Bank of America Plaza
  • 1900 Pearl Street
  • Klyde Warren Park
  • Victory Park
  • KPMG Plaza
  • Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts
  • *City of Dallas
  • *Dallas Museum of Art
  • *Moody Performance Hall
    *Omni Dallas Hotel


  • City of GalvestonTexas A&M University – Galveston


  • City of Harlingen


  • NRG Stadium
  • Bridges on 59
  • Houston City Hall
  • *Partnership Tower
  • *Wharf
  • *Wortham Theater Seven Wonders
  • *Rice University


  • Texas A&M International University

Johnson City

  • City of Johnson City


  • Texas A&M University – Central Texas


  • Texas A&M University Kingsville

Prairie View

  • Prairie View A&M University

San Antonio

  • Frost Bank Tower
  • Old Frost Bank Tower
  • Tower of the Americas
  • Alamodome
  • Empire Theater
  • Hemisfair Park
  • Majestic Theater
  • Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center
  • Tobin Center
  • Jefferson High School
  • Quarry Market
  • Pearl
  • San Antonio Zoo
  • Trinity University
  • Texas A&M University – San Antonio
  • *110 Broadway
  • *Hyatt Regency Riverwalk
  • *AT&T Center


  • Tarleton State University


  • Texas A&M University – Texarkana

About #TeachersCan

#TeachersCan is a statewide movement led by teachers and supported by more than 125 partnering businesses and organizations committed to elevating the teaching profession and honoring the critical role teachers play in the success of Texas.

About World Teachers’ Day

Developed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in partnership with UNICEF, the International Labour Organization, and Education International, World Teachers’ Day is celebrated annually on October 5. World Teachers’ Day provides an opportunity to celebrate the teaching profession worldwide, take stock of achievements, and spotlight the work teachers are doing to attain the global education target of leaving no one behind. The World Teachers’ Day celebration theme for 2020 is “Teachers: Leading in crisis, reimagining the future.”



Lindsey Campbell, The DeBerry Group, 210-998-9000