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National Teacher Appreciation Day celebrated in La Crosse

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La Crosse, WI (WXOW) -

Tuesday, May 3 is National Teacher Appreciation Day. To celebrate teachers at North Woods International School in La Crosse were treated to breakfast thanks to a retired teacher.

Carol Taebel taught for 29 years. Her daughter, Heidi Morris, has been a teacher for 30 years, 16 of those at North Woods. Taebel said she wanted to say thank you and give back to the people that sometimes are over worked and under appreciated.

"I just have a special place in my heart for teachers and I just think it's time we take time to say thank you," said Taebel. "I know that more and more is expected think about it now we serve them breakfast, lunch, after school care. They see the teachers more than they do their parents," she added.

"We have great co-workers, that's the thing that keeps me coming back we have a lot of fun and the kids of course it's all about the kids," added Julie Welch and Heidi Morris. Welch has been teaching for 25 years.

"We have a lot more on our plates then we used to and trying to keep it all focused on what's really important is a battle. Trying to make sure you don't get overwhelmed," added Welch.

1st grader Kylie drew thank you pictures for her teachers, writing thank you for being the best teachers on earth.  The breakfast was provided by the La Crosse Community Foundation's Carol and Duane Taebel family fund.

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