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Sample Educator for a Day Proclamation Request Letter

[Insert Date]

[Insert name and address of the Governor, Mayor, or other official]

Dear [Insert salutation]:

On Thursday, November 20, 2014, [insert organization name] will be joining Americans nationwide in celebrating Teacher for a Day during the National Education Association's 93rd annual American Education Week, November 17-21. I encourage you to consider issuing a Proclamation to officially declare Educator for a Day in (City/State).

By doing this, you will help raise awareness in [insert city] about the important role community leaders play in the lives of public school students. You will also participate in a nationwide effort to draw attention to American Education Week's tagline, "Great Public Schools: A Basic Right and Our Responsibility." The tagline represents NEA's vision of calling upon all Americans to do their part in making public schools great for every child so that they can grow and achieve in the 21st century.

On Educator for a Day at [insert organization name], community leaders will be paired with "host teachers" for a complete day's activities. The guest teachers will receive a firsthand look at the needs of students and challenges of teaching. [Insert additional sentences about your organization and event details].

We hope you will join us during American Education Week by issuing a Proclamation for Educator for a Day in [City/State]. If you have any questions, please contact [insert name] at [insert phone number].

Sincerely,

[Insert name/title]