Watch: Celebs thank their teachers

As the nation’s educators are receiving thank-you notes and homemade goodies for Teacher Appreciation Week, a few prominent figures are taking to the airwaves to give their thanks, the Huffington Post reports. Actresses Cierra Ramirez, Scarlett Johansson and Eva Mendes recently talked to CNN to show appreciation for the teachers who made a difference in their lives.

Ramirez notes that she was never the best at math, but one teacher in her past provided the support and encouragement she needed to excel.

“I originally didn’t think I could, but with her and her help, I really succeeded and I loved that about her, I love her,” Ramirez told CNN. Johansson says she was inspired by her 6th grade teacher’s integrity and teachings of conscience, morals and imagination. Mendes’ second and fourth grade teacher snuck her out to the diner across the street during lunch, letting her skip the cafeteria — with mom’s permission, of course…

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