Joan Sherwood – Recording Secretary
NJEA Pride Committee Co-Chair
Since 1994, NJEA has conducted the PRIDE in Public Education campaign, a statewide effort to share the successes of public education with all New Jerseyans and build strong community support for and involvement in our public schools.
As part of its campaign, NJEA provides grants to its local/county affiliates for projects that bring the public schools out into the community and the community into the public schools. Each year there are hundreds of local PRIDE projects conducted by NJEA members.
PRIDE has been a resounding success with literally thousands of projects that have brought schools and communities together to demonstrate just how great our public schools are. One of the most important aspects of PRIDE projects is the recognition and publicity they often produce. The more a community knows about how good their schools are, the more likely they are to get involved and offer support. Simply put, it’s a way to get your members more involved in the community and build support for your school.
IT’S EASY, BUT IT WON’T HAPPEN UNLESS YOU GET INVOLVED!