On Wednesday we celebrate national Education Support Professionals Day. Classrooms are much more than four walls with students in desks and teachers at the front of the room. It takes a complete team of hardworking individuals to provide the children with the skills, resources and support they need to be successful.
The dedication of these teams ensures that students have a safe, clean and welcoming environment for learning. Aides, secretaries, hall monitors, cafeteria workers, custodians, maintenance workers, crossing guards, transportation assistants, attendance officers, to name a few, contribute to the well-being of our students.
All too often their efforts are lost in the daily routines of the classrooms. But on their day of recognition we thank them for their commitment to the students they work with on a daily basis.
We ask that everyone, especially students and parents, help us celebrate Education Support Professionals Day by expressing their gratitude to education support staff workers for the roles they play in inspiring confidence in our students and helping them develop the skills that they will need in the future.
James D. Verazin
Greater Nanticoke Area
Support Staff Professionals
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