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February 24, 2020
Contact: Christina Mazzanti

Association of American Educators Celebrates Public Schools Week 2020

Alexandria, VA – The Association of American Educators (AAE), a national non-union, professional association serving educators in all fifty states, is celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week 2019 (May 6-May 10) with events at schools throughout the nation. AAE staff and member leaders will be delivering cookies, coffee, donuts, bagels, cakes, thank you notes, gifts, and hugs to member and non-member educators in public district, public charter, parochial, and private schools across the country.

“We at AAE are honored to celebrate the millions of educators serving the students attending our nation’s public schools,” said AAE Executive Director Colin Sharkey. “As a proud product of great public schools I am especially pleased about this opportunity to highlight the tremendous dedication and professionalism we witness daily in our neighborhood public schools.”

AAE staff and members will host events and activities in schools and communities nationwide in recognition of Public Schools Week 2020. AAE’s membership includes tens of thousands of public school teachers, administrators, and staff. In recent years AAE Foundation has awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars to public school educators to support their continuing education, innovative classroom projects, and areas of highest need. AAE Foundation Director of Advocacy Kira Tookes added, “We look forward to celebrating local public school educators, their vision for teaching, and the voice they bring to ensuring educational excellence for all learners.”

The Association of American Educators (AAE) is the largest national, non-union, professional educator organization, advancing the profession by offering a modern approach to educator empowerment and advocacy—promoting professionalism, collaboration and excellence without a partisan agenda. AAE is committed to a teaching profession that is student oriented, well respected, and personally fulfilling. AAE serves members in all fifty 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 resources and many other benefits. Visit for more information.