American Education Week happens the week prior to Thanksgiving. Each day of the week has its own theme, during which we celebrate our public school community.
Festivities honor the team of people who work in our nation’s public schools, everyone from the bus driver and classroom teacher to the cafeteria worker and administrative staff, plus countless others.
NJEA President Sean Spiller, Vice President Steve Beatty, and Secretary-Treasurer Petal Robertson released the following statement:
“As American Education Week begins, we celebrate educators everywhere. NJEA members are the heart and soul of New Jersey’s best-in-the-nation public schools. It is nothing short of inspiring to see our members’ dedication, perseverance, and creativity despite the unprecedented challenges we are facing. Teachers and educational support professionals transform students’ lives every day. In doing so, New Jersey’s educators make the world a better place. As we continue our collective march toward justice for all students, educators, and communities, we lift the contributions of NJEA members in every public school and community college throughout the state. We call on all leaders — elected and otherwise — to honor teachers and ESPs this week and to work year-round to support public schools.”
Share your support for the educators you love by posting on social media and using #AEW2021.
American Education Week Daily Themes:
- Monday, Nov. 15, 2021: American Education Week Kick-Off
- Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2021: Family Day
- Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021: Educational Support Professionals Day
- Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021: Educator for a Day
- Friday, Nov. 19, 2021: Substitute Educators Day