Center for Instructional Development and Educational Research

Thank a Teacher

What is the Thank a Teacher program?

Virginia Tech's "Thank a Teacher" program allows students, alumni, and parents to express their appreciation for teaching excellence at Virginia Tech. If a teacher (e.g., professor, instructor, advisor, or graduate teaching assistant) has made a positive contribution to your educational experience, consider sending them a thank you note. We make it easy and quick for you and they will appreciate knowing their efforts are valued.

How to send a note

All you have to do is complete the form below. You may remain anonymous or you may have your name attached to the note.

After you write your note

The note will be reviewed, included in a formal letter, and then mailed to the teacher (sample).

I. Your Information (optional)

          I wish to remain anonymous.
Your Classification:
Your First Name:
Your Last Name:
Email Address:
Your Department:

Other Department/Center/etc:

II. Teacher's Information

Teacher's First Name:
Teacher's Last Name:
Teacher's Email:
(Search for Email)
Teacher's Department:

Other Department/Center/etc:

III. Course Information

Course Title:
(course prefix, number & title, if possible)

Other Semester/Year:

IV. Thank You Information

Directions: Write your thank you note to your teacher here:

V. Miscellaneous Information (optional)

How did you hear about the "Thank a Teacher" program?


May we publish your comments to promote the Thanks a Teacher program (e.g., in a book, on a poster, on a website)?
Yes, but only anonymously

V. Prove You Are A Human (and not a bot)