Why does this person deserve the NJEA School Spirit Award?
Eileen is my not only my mother, but a true hero for her school and district. Besides having raised two kids of her own (one of which is now a teacher myself), she works as a paraprofessional at North Dover Elementary. On top of that she is a devoted Union Representative for many of the teachers in the building. I think that she deserves this award not just for the time that she puts in, but because of how selfless she is in the devotion of her time. Whether it is decorating a classroom for the holidays, helping students progress in the classroom, attending their out-of-school activities (like challenger baseball), helping with the negotiation of a new contract, or being a mother the rest of the day, she rarely gets a moment to herself. I just want her to know how proud we are of her and how proud her school is and should be for the things that she does. Go Mom!