Social Security Supports Teachers

By Vonda Vantil, Social Security Public Affairs Specialist

This year, we celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week from May 4 through May 8 and honor all educators who prepare our students for the future.  We know that well-informed instructors can have a powerful influence on their students.  That’s why we have easy to access, shareable online resources for teachers to engage students and educate them on Social Security.

Don’t miss out on our Educator Toolkit!  The toolkit includes:

  • Lesson plans with objectives;
  • Infographics and handouts for each lesson plan;
  • Links to Social Security web pages;
  • Talking points; and
  • Quiz questions and answers.

You can access the toolkit at

We value and welcome the efforts all teachers make to educate America’s young people, and we want to help spark discussion with students about Social Security.  Please share our toolkit with your favorite educators today.

Vonda Van Til is the Public Affairs Specialist for West Michigan.  You can write her c/o Social Security Administration, 3045 Knapp NE, Grand Rapids MI 49525 or via email at