Kudos to Shgen George and Amy Jo Meiners!

Message from Kristin Bartlett, JSD Chief of Staff:

Happy Teacher and Staff Appreciation Day!

Thank you to ALL of our educators for your dedication in making a difference for students today and every day! 

Some highlights from the day: 

This morning US Secretary of Education John King, Jr. surprised Harborview TCLL Teacher Shgen George with a personal phone call to #ThankATeacher for her for her outstanding work with Juneau students in celebration of Teacher Appreciation Day! Shgen was one of five teachers nationwide who received calls today – the others were in Puerto Rico, California, Texas, and Illinois.

This afternoon President Obama honored the 2016 Teachers of the Year at The White House, including Alaska Teacher of the Year Amy Jo Meiners from Auke Bay and Riverbend Elementary Schools! Read President Obama’s remarks at https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/05/03/remarks-president-2016-national-teacher-year-celebration

Way to go Juneau School District!

Hope you all had a great day! 

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About JEA

Juneau Education Association (JEA) is an affiliate of NEA-Alaska and the National Education Association. JEA's purpose is: a) To represent its members in their relations with their employer. b) To develop and promote the professional interests and concerns of the members. c) To promote professional attitudes and ethical conduct among teachers. d) To work for the welfare of school children, the advancement of education, and the improvement of instructional opportunities for all. e) To encourage teachers to exercise their rights and privileges as citizens and to provide leadership in civil affairs. f) To hold property and funds for the attainment of Association purposes.
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