I have so much respect for teachers. I was one of those people who always loved going to school, and I have NO doubt that my teachers over the years contributed to that enthusiasm. In fact, I always thought that I would be a teacher, although life ended up leading me down a different path.
I was happy to oblige when my friend asked me to make cookies for her daughter's elementary school teachers. We went the "school spirit" route instead of the traditional apple and I think they turned out cute.