School Staff Appreciation Week recognizes work of teachers and staff

Minister of Education and Lifelong Learning, Natalie Jameson is joined by president of the PEI Home and School Federation, Heather Mullen and staff at Birchwood Intermediate School

Islanders are encouraged to celebrate and thank school educators and staff for going above and beyond to improve the lives of students.  

School Staff Appreciation Week, February 14-20, gives everyone the opportunity to recognize the invaluable work that teachers and all staff do every day to benefit children’s learning and well-being, in the classroom and beyond. Some of the ways Islanders may want to show their appreciation is by making a card, or simply saying thank you to staff.  

“This year more than ever our school staff deserve recognition for the time and energy they devote to the well-being and success of our young people, especially throughout the pandemic. Thousands of households across our province are touched by the incredible work of education staff, and I encourage all Islanders to find special ways to share their appreciation.”

- Education and Lifelong Learning Minister Natalie Jameson

There are currently more than 3,000 staff working in public schools across the Island, including teachers, principals, vice principals, administrative assistants, educational assistants, youth service workers, workplace assistants, student attendants, councillors, student well-being teams, bus drivers, custodians, cleaners and more.

“Every day in schools across PEI, teachers and staff members are contributing to student’s learning, health, and well-being,” said president of the PEI Home and School Federation, Heather Mullen. “On behalf of the PEI Home and School Federation, thank you – school administrators, teachers, educational assistants, administrative supports, custodians, and bus drivers for your thoughtful caring and commitment, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. You are important partners in helping our children become all that they can be.”

During the appreciation week, the PEI Home and School Federation will give out five Extra Mile Awards to school staff who go the extra mile for students. 

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Lexi Drummond
Department of Education and Lifelong Learning

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