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May 4, 2015
Contact: Alexandra Freeze

Association of American Educators Recognizes Teacher Appreciation Week

Alexandria, VA – Teacher Appreciation Week (May 4-8, 2014) has begun and National Teacher Day is just a day away. Across the country, thousands of communities are honoring local teachers and acknowledging the crucial role they play in making sure every student receives a quality education.

In honor of this important week, Association of American Educators Executive Director Gary Beckner released the following statement:

"Teachers are true heroes in our communities who, through their dedication to children, work millions of small miracles every day. Showing our teacher appreciation shouldn't be limited to this week and day, but establishing a particular time of the year for teacher appreciation helps us to remember how important teachers are in society.

We want to thank teachers for all they do to go above and beyond every single day both inside the classroom and out. Members of AAE are a prime example of what's working in the field of education today. Their active involvement in reforming our schools, in creating a more professional path for educators, and of putting students first is chipping away at the status quo more and more every day. I'm honored to work alongside such a dedicated group of teacher leaders."

The Association of American Educators (AAE) is the largest national, non-union, professional educator's organization, advancing the profession by offering a modern approach to teacher representation and educational advocacy, as well as promoting professionalism, collaboration and excellence without a partisan agenda. AAE members are forward-thinking professionals who are committed to student-centered reform efforts including school/teacher choice, accountability and technology. AAE has members in all 50 states and welcomes professionals from all education entities. Membership is $16.50 per month which includes $2 million professional liability insurance, employment rights coverage, professional development resources as well as a host of other benefits. Visit for further information.