And there is special reason to do it as the country celebrated Thank A Teacher Day this week.
Who was your favourite in the classrooms of Hartlepool and East Durham and are they included in our retro feature?
We have scenes from Dyke House, Rift House, St Bega’s, Shotton Hall and Shotton Primary. There’s photos from Stranton and Hutton Henry.
So why not take a look and see if you can recognise someone you know.
5. Louise Yildirim at Greatham Primary School
A lovely 2008 photo showing teacher Louise Yildirim and pupils Olivia Kidson, Hannah Fenwick, Amy Measor, Nathan Robson, David Raimondi, and Jack Simpson.
6. Susan Gibbins at Hutton Henry Primary School
Hutton Henry Primary School head teacher Susan Gibbins with pupils (left to right) Eve Mutton, Lily Payne, Will Crake, Charlie Horn and Amy Wilkinson as they celebrate their outstanding Ofsted report 7 years ago.
Photo: FRANK REID
7. Pauline Barker at Cotsford Infants
Pauline Barker was pictured with pupils Jake O'Connor and Megan Spooner in this 2008 photo at Cotsford Infants School but who can tell us more about it?
8. Liz Masshedar at Shotton Hall
An international award for Shotton Hall Junior School in 2005 and Liz Masshedar was there to help the pupils mark the occasion.