ESS|Source4Teachers is partnering with Kidsbridge in sponsorship of the third annual Character Education Leadership Awards—2017, to recognize New Jersey educators who promote character education and bullying prevention. ESS|Source4Teachers, a leading national substitute teacher and paraprofessional staffing firm in K-12 education, has partnerships with 104 New Jersey school districts.
“Because we have over twelve thousand substitute teachers and support personnel who work in New Jersey schools, we wanted to recognize the work they and others do that goes above and beyond day-to-day classroom work,” said ESS|Source4Teachers CEO Buddy Helton. “There are so many educators who work to ensure a positive classroom experience for students so they can learn in the best environment. These educators deserve recognition.”
All New Jersey teachers, principals, counselors, substitute teachers and paraprofessionals are eligible for nomination from their colleagues until October 20th. A group of educators and community business leaders will then pick the first, second and third place winners, who will each receive a cash prize and be honored at the Eleventh Annual Kidsbridge Humanitarian Awards Celebration on November 9th.
“We work with hundreds of educators each year and rely on them to help us promote a caring classroom environment,” said Kidsbridge Executive Director Lynne Azarchi. “The responsibility of today’s educators goes well beyond teaching kids math or science – they’re training kids on how to be compassionate, thoughtful and respectful, both now and through adulthood. We’re grateful that ESS|Source4Teachers is partnering with us and making sure these hardworking teachers who inspire kindness are properly acknowledged.”
This is ESS|Source4Teachers’s fifth year supporting a Kidsbridge event. Previously, Source4Teachers participated in the New Jersey-based anti-bullying organization’s Walk2Stop Bullying fundraiser.
“We’re proud to work with Kidsbridge and support its mission to educate and empower youth through character education, diversity appreciation and pro-social life skills training,” said Helton. “When students are better equipped with social and emotional skills, their overall school experience is improved and they become more successful.”
ESS|Source4Teachers also has partnerships with school districts in Pennsylvania, Tennessee, South Carolina, Georgia, Virginia, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Florida, Oregon, Arkansas, Texas, Mississippi, Maryland and Missouri.