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May 5, 2014
Contact: Alexandra Freeze

Association of American Educators Recognizes Teacher Appreciation Week

Alexandria, VA– Teacher Appreciation Week (May 4-10, 2014) has begun and the 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:

"Every American can point to an excellent teacher who changed their lives for the better. During National Teacher Appreciation Week, we encourage stakeholders across the country to celebrate a workforce of professionals who devote their lives to helping students succeed in a changing world. The Association of American Educators commends our member educators who set positive examples each day for their students. Your work is never forgotten and is much appreciated!

An excellent teacher is a game changer for a student in need. As a member-driven organization, AAE understands the demands and difficulties teachers face daily. We offer teachers across the country earnest appreciation for placing the education of children before their own interests. Our hope is that Americans everywhere recognize those selfless teachers whose efforts shape generations."

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 $15 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.