It’s American Education Week (AEW)! For 2016, this celebration of public education focuses on “Great Public Schools: A Basic Right and Our Responsibility.” Each GCPS staff member plays an important role in fulfilling the promise of an effective, high-quality public school education for all children in our schools. Teachers and school leaders are at the heart of a Gwinnett education. We have some of the finest educators in the country right here. Their professionalism, commitment, and expertise ensure that the K-12 experience in Gwinnett sets our students on the path to a successful future. However, they can’t do it alone. It takes all of us… in the classroom and the office, in the lab and the media center, in the halls and the cafeteria, and on the bus and the playing fields…to support students and their learning. We salute GCPS employees for their work to unharness the promise in the lives of our students! Our partners at home and in the community are important members of the team as well. Together, we— all of us— embrace the awesome responsibility we share… safeguarding and fulfilling each child’s right to a great public school education.
During AEW, community members will be participating in the annual Principal for a Day event. Watch for a photo gallery of images from our schools after the Thanksgiving Break!
Also during this week-long celebration, we celebrate Educational Support Professionals Day (Nov. 16), National Parental Involvement Day (Nov. 17), and Substitute Educators Day (Nov. 18).