Teacher Appreciation: Extraordinary Educators Campaign
Celebrating Maine Educators
Author: Jenna Jeffrey
Published: Monday, 03 May 2021
Image caption: JA Extraordinary Educators Logo
Junior Achievement of Maine Announces Extraordinary Educators Campaign
Highlighting Maine Educators with support from MEMIC
Maine – Statewide nonprofit and youth empowerment organization Junior Achievement of Maine (JA) announced today the inaugural “Extraordinary Educators” campaign. They were also pleased to share that MEMIC has proudly signed on as lead sponsor of the statewide effort to celebrate educators.
Junior Achievement and MEMIC recognize educators as role models and mentors who help empower, motivate, and prepare students to envision their future and ignite a passion for continuous learning. The "Extraordinary Educators" campaign will take a closer look at Maine educators, their stories, their commitment to serving Maine’s youth, and the impact they have on their students.
“We are lucky to work with educators across the state,” said JA Maine President Michelle Anderson. “Their dedication to their students every year, and especially over the past academic year, is truly extraordinary and we are honored to highlight their stories.”
According to Tony Payne, MEMIC’s Senior Vice President of External Affairs, “MEMIC is the largest employer-based organization in a state that needs to replenish its workforce with skilled and motivated people. With more than 18,000 policyholders employing more than 200,000 people in every town and county, all employers rely on Maine teachers to prepare their kids with critical thinking skills and the ability to reason and effectively communicate. That’s why we’re so grateful to the teachers who bring Junior Achievement programming into their Maine classrooms.”
The promotion will begin on May 3rd as part of “National Teacher Appreciation Week” and continue throughout May, highlighting educators from York County up to Aroostook County. To see a full list of those being honored, visit the JA Maine Website here. Follow the “Extraordinary Educators” campaign on JA's social media platforms:
About Junior Achievement of Maine
Junior Achievement of Maine (JA) is a youth empowerment organization that connects K-12 students with business volunteers across the state to facilitate hands-on programming about entrepreneurship, work readiness, and financial literacy. Each year, JA reaches thousands of young Mainers in their classrooms, helping them understand the role of education and work in their lives and preparing them for the future. In response to evolving educator and student needs, JA has pivoted programming to digital formatting designed to keep students engaged and virtually connected with the real world around them.
Jenna Jeffrey, Marketing & Events Coordinator
Junior Achievement of Maine
565 Congress St., Ste. 306
Portland, ME 04101
Phone: (207) 347-4333