Statue of Liberty inspires her ESL students

NJEA member Julia Crompton is a middle-school ESL teacher in Parsippany-Troy Hills. An immigrant herself, she came to teaching as a second career to give her students the opportunities she was given as a child.  Julia’s story is powerful, but it is not unique.  Across New Jersey, committed teachers and school employees dedicate themselves daily to protecting and educating every child in every public school, regardless of that child’s background.

New Jersey’s schools are among the most diverse in the nation because our state attracts people from around the world who are seeking opportunity for themselves and their children. Our schools are among the nation’s most successful because NJEA members welcome those students and strive to give them the opportunities they came here to find.

NJEA is telling the story of Julia and her students in a series of TV, radio and online ads in English and Spanish that will air beginning Aug. 15 across New Jersey as part of NJEA’s Pride in Public Education campaign.

Learn more of Julia’s story and see how New Jersey’s public school employees work to educate every child.

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