New Jersey is proudly renowned for its excellence in education and commitment to providing New Jersey’s children with the highest quality education as possible. While teachers are a large part of this achievement, other staff also play a crucial role in the success of our state’s schools.

Recognize your school’s “unsung heroes” by nominating them for the New Jersey School Boards Association’s “Unsung Superheroes in Education” awards.

This program celebrates 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.