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Sample Substitute Educators Day Letter to the Media

(Insert date)

Dear Media Representative:

Friday, November 21, 2014, is Substitute Educators Day.  On this day, (insert school name) will honor the educators who are called upon to replace regularly employed teachers and other school employees who are on sick or other leave.  The celebration is a part of the National Education Association's 93rd annual American Education Week taking place November 17—21 and is designed to publicly recognize substitute educators for their outstanding work and dedication to making public schools great for every child.

(Insert school name)'s Substitute Educators Day will include a wide range of activities, including (insert details about activities planned).

These activities help reinforce 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.

We encourage you to cover this celebration to help us spread the word about the important role substitute educators play in the lives of students.  For more information on American Education Week and Substitute Educators Day, please visit or contact (insert contact name and information).

Thank you in advance for your consideration.


(Insert name and title)