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Posted March 4, 2015

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Thanks EAs for All You Do

Wednesday was Educational Assistant Day, but we appreciate our EAs all year long. Read the letter of appreciation Dr. Winter sent to EAs.

Dear Educational Assistants,

The calendar says this day – Wednesday, March 4 – belongs to you, but I don’t think one day is enough to celebrate your profession.

I want to thank you for everything you do. I’ve always thought of our Educational Assistants as our unsung heroes. Because we work in public education, we know of your contributions in our schools, but most people in our community have no idea.

You’re the professionals who make school possible for our thousands of special education students.  In fact, 80 percent of APS’ 2,000 EAs work in special education. The other 20 percent work in kindergarten classrooms, nurse’s offices, libraries and campus security.

Your commitment is inspiring. I’ve watched many of you care for our most vulnerable students with the same patience and empathy you’d extend toward your own family members. I can’t recount all the stories I’ve heard from principals, teachers and families about the difference you’ve made in their lives.

We are all grateful for your service and hope you know how important you are to Albuquerque Public Schools, the students you serve and our community.

Gratefully yours,

Dr. Brad Winter
Interim Superintendent



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