About Us

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About I Love Teachers

Our Mission

It is our purpose to highlight businesses that recognize and appreciate teachers and educational support staff through discounts on everyday services and products. Our organization brings these appreciative businesses and teachers together in one place.

How We Do It

We introduce teachers to participating local and nationwide businesses that want to express their admiration and appreciation by way of donated or discounted everyday services or products. This allows businesses in your community to put their words into action and say to their teachers – “Thank you for all you’ve done – We owe you so much.”

About Tyler Anderson

He is an affectionate husband, protective father, full-time minister, LASD Chaplain, business owner of No Bugs, Pro Treat, and I Love Teachers, and a proud son to an awesome father who left him many lessons in life to live up to and who loves taking care of his mom. Passionate about helping others and has now turned his attention to Teachers. Believes that giving should be a direct process and not through organizations. That true happiness is achieved when something is given without the expectation of something returned. That a “thank you” and a “please” still mean something. That taking care of our children, who are our future, starts by respecting our elders, educators, and neighbors.

Tyler

I Love Teachers - The Story

I never set out to start a business dedicated to rewarding teachers…My life was already plenty busy. I was a full-time minister, business owner, husband, father, and Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Chaplain. I hadn’t given much thought to the plight of teachers, nor to the massive impact the teachers of my youth had had on me.

No, “I Love Teachers” didn’t start because of me. “I Love Teachers” all started because of a teacher. A teacher I met totally by accident who opened my eyes to all of the heartaches and disadvantages teachers are facing today

  • THE VALUE OF A TEACHER

    THE VALUE OF A TEACHER

    I met that teacher sitting at the airport sniffling nearby, unsuccessfully attempting to hold back tears.Read More
  • MOVED TO ACTION

    MOVED TO ACTION

    Just then, the gate attendant made the overhead announcement for pre-boarding for those special people who could pre-board.Read More
  • BULLIED AND BELITTLED

    BULLIED AND BELITTLED

    I came across a video of a student bullying his teacher who was a frail older man who had lost control of his class.Read More
  • STRUGGLING TEACHERS EVERYWHERE

    STRUGGLING TEACHERS EVERYWHERE

    Teachers already have it bad enough. Wages have stagnated, so teachers now earn less on average than they did 30 years ago.Read More
  • FREE COFFEE MAKES HISTORY

    FREE COFFEE MAKES HISTORY

    I stopped at Starbucks on my way to my office to get my daily coffee. A line of four sheriff deputies was in front of me.Read More
  • THE REAL SUPERHEROES

    THE REAL SUPERHEROES

    Helping Mr. Herrick felt so good. Even simply getting a special discount made him feel respected and revered.Read More
  • THE START OF SOMETHING BIG

    THE START OF SOMETHING BIG

    By the time I arrived at my office the following morning, I had an idea. "Free Pest Control to all of our teachers for the summer."Read More
  • THE WIN/WIN/WIN IDEA GETS BIGGER

    THE WIN/WIN/WIN IDEA GETS BIGGER

    The success we saw got me thinking: What if all the businesses in Santa Clarita offered discounts to teachers?Read More
  • BUILDING A PLATFORM

    BUILDING A PLATFORM

    I was excited to recruit local businesses to help teachers, but I realized teachers would need an online platform.Read More
  • GETTING THE WORD OUT

    GETTING THE WORD OUT

    Once the site was underway, all I had left to do was spread the word about I Love Teachers.Read More
  • TAKING IT NATIONWIDE

    TAKING IT NATIONWIDE

    More and more local businesses started pairing up with I Love Teachers to reward teachers for all their hard work.Read More
  • FAIR REPORT CARDS FOR BUSINESSES

    FAIR REPORT CARDS FOR BUSINESSES

    What if every teacher who accepted an offer could give the business a letter grade in exchange for their generosity?Read More
  • I LOVE TEACHERS—MOVING FORWARD

    I LOVE TEACHERS—MOVING FORWARD

    I Love Teachers puts teachers in a position of respect, where their opinion and experience genuinely matter and affect the public.Read More
  • Summer Travel on a Budget

    Summer Travel on a Budget

    With summer break well underway, there is no time like the present to think about vacations. If you have not yet chosen a destination, or haven’t got to make the reservations you wanted, you are not out of luck. There are ways to travel, or spend a weekend away, without breaking the bank. I Love … Summer Travel on a Budget Read More »Read More
  • Daily Ways to Unwind and Recharge

    Daily Ways to Unwind and Recharge

    The stresses of daily life seem to grow, while our minutes seem to shrink and move faster and faster. It is easy to get swept into days that melt together, and to live with shoulders up at our ears. But this daily struggle is detrimental to our emotional, mental, and physical health. De-stressing and relaxing … Daily Ways to Unwind and Recharge Read More »Read More
  • 5 Positive Mental Health Practices

    5 Positive Mental Health Practices

    Incorporating Self Care into Your Day The notion of “self love” is tossed around quite a bit these days, but that does not mean that it is not an important factor in mental health. A teacher’s career is so much more than a 9-5 job, and is emotionally and mentally taxing for even the strongest … 5 Positive Mental Health Practices Read More »Read More
  • The Age of Social Media & Social Anxiety

    The Age of Social Media & Social Anxiety

    Face to Face Playdates Are a Thing of the Past There is no doubt that the dynamic of social and face to face interactions has changed over the past decade. The existence and popularity of social media and smartphones has both connected us on a whole new level, and disconnected us on another. Children and … The Age of Social Media & Social Anxiety Read More »Read More
  • Plant a Bee Friendly Garden and Protect our Pollinators

    Plant a Bee Friendly Garden and Protect our Pollinators

    Our Environment and Economy Needs Bees to Survive Summer months are known for heightened bug activity and that includes our black and yellow friends: the bees. You may notice swarms migrating, moving in large numbers around your neighborhood, but despite seeing them around town, our bees need help and protection from threats to their survival. … Plant a Bee Friendly Garden and Protect our Pollinators Read More »Read More
  • Yoga in the Classroom

    Yoga in the Classroom

    Breathwork & Simple Movements in the Classroom Even if you are not a yoga lover, there is no denying that yoga has swept the nation and is growing exponentially in popularity. Incorporating yoga into your classroom routine can calm and relax your students, help you regain control when students are rambunctious, and help students focus … Yoga in the Classroom Read More »Read More
  • Preventing Lice Outbreaks in the Classroom

    Preventing Lice Outbreaks in the Classroom

    Lice Are Just Another Springtime Pest  As temperatures rise and the inevitable bugs emerge from their homes, one bug that plagues the lives of many teachers, students, and families is lice. Head lice is not just a “people” problem, it is also a pest control problem. The founder of I Love Teachers has over 25 … Preventing Lice Outbreaks in the Classroom Read More »Read More
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