School security guards and custodial and maintenance workers keep our public schools safe, healthy places to learn. That's why NJEA and BEN-FM are highlighting the important work they do in two 60-second radio ads.
The first ad features Joe Galego (right), the head security guard at Thomas Edison Career Academy High School in Elizabeth. Joe shares how security guards not only help their students feel secure, they help them mature into responsible young adults. Joe serves as vice-president of the Union County Education Association. His ad runs through the month of December.
The second ad features Mark Eckert (left), a custodian at Tinc Road Elementary School in Mount Olive. This former Marine explains how thanks to their expertise in the building trades, custodial and maintenance workers save districts thousands of dollars a year. Mark is the vice-president of the Mount Olive Education Association. His ad runs through the month of January.