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NATIONAL EDUCATION SUPPORT PROFESSIONALS DAY - Wednesday of American Education Week

National Education Support Professionals Day
National Education Support Professionals Day

NATIONAL EDUCATION SUPPORT PROFESSIONALS DAY

Annually observed on the Wednesday during American Education Week, National Education Support Professionals Day honors the contributions of school support employees. These support professionals provide invaluable services and are essential partners in a child’s education.

#EducationSupportProfessionalsDay

The day honors a long list of professionals who keep schools running smoothly. They include all secretaries, classroom aides, cafeteria workers, maintenance workers, bus drivers, and the others who support educators, school leadership, and the students, too. These professionals do their part in making public schools exceptional for every child so they can be safe, learn, grow and achieve.

HOW TO OBSERVE EDUCATION SUPPORT PROFESSIONALS DAY

Who in your school provides a service that needs recognition? They may be education support professionals. Give them a shout-out and show them you appreciate all they do for your school and the students.

  • Organize an event recognizing their achievements.
  • Attend your school’s day to honor the support professionals in your facility.
  • Fill the bulletin boards with their photos and special thank yous.
  • Create opportunities for students to get to know those professionals who work behind the scenes.
  • Include thank yous in the school newsletter. 

Use #EducationalSupportProfessionalsDay to post on social media.

NATIONAL EDUCATION SUPPORT PROFESSIONALS HISTORY

The National Educational Association Representative Assembly called for a day to be set aside to salute the schools’ support employees. In 1987, the assembly created National Education Support Professionals Day. 

 


DATES:
16 November 2022
22 November 2023
20 November 2024
19 November 2025
18 November 2026
24 November 2027
22 November 2028
21 November 2029