In the last few weeks, I have come upon a few articles about educators noting that they are “Just a teacher”. I have observed that these articles are often negative. When I read “Just a teacher” and someone is writing about themselves, I cringe. Teachers should never apologize they are just a teacher. I think the context of teachers’ comments about being just a teacher is often when there are other conditions going on in some communities that make teaching difficult. Our teachers are proud. Our teachers should never feel they are just a teacher. Our teachers are very important to the success of our students. Let us never forget to celebrate teaching.