California's Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson is taking part in the annual Day of the Teacher Wednesday.  

Tom Torlakson says this year's theme for the celebration is "California Teachers: inspiring our students, strengthening our communities."  

"The teachers are making the critical difference between students being inspired to do their homework, to do their lessons, to getting their parents involved," he said.

Torlakson will visit Concord High School Wednesday to join students and administrators in honoring teachers on this 32nd anniversary celebration.