The nomination period for the New Jersey School Boards Association’s “Unsung Superheroes in Education” awards closes Aug. 1. These new awards are the perfect opportunity to recognize and honor your school’s “unsung heroes” – important but often overlooked staff.

NJSBA will celebrate the invaluable contributions of school district staff in the following categories:

  • Librarian/media specialist.
  • Coach/club adviser.
  • School nurse.
  • Bus driver/aide.
  • Custodian/maintenance/building and grounds.
  • Cafeteria/food services.
  • Crossing guard.
  • Secretary/administrative assistant.
  • Paraprofessional/aide.
  • School security personnel.

These are individuals who work tirelessly behind the scenes, often without recognition, to ensure that our schools run smoothly and provide a safe and nurturing environment for our students. We invite you to nominate the superheroes in your district and help us shine a light on the amazing work they do every day.

Award winners will be recognized on the awards stage at Workshop 2023, which will be held Oct. 23 to Oct. 26 at the Atlantic City Convention Center. Additional details will be available soon.

Please submit your nominations by Aug. 1 to show your appreciation for your school’s unsung heroes.