Award for Most Prolific Substitute Teacher Presented on Substitute Educators Day as part of National Education Association’s 94th Annual American Educators Week
Cherry Hill, NJ – Source4Teachers, a leader in the placement of substitute teachers and school support staff at more than 200 public school districts in the U.S., today announced that it has awarded the second annual “Source4Teachers Impact Award” to Jennifer Alexander. The award coincides with National Substitute Educators Day, Friday, November 20, 2015, which is part of the National Education Association’s 94th annual American Education Week.
“Source4Teachers is pleased to present Ms. Alexander with the Impact Award for her outstanding commitment to education and the children she teaches on a regular basis,” stated Andy Hall, Chief Operating Officer of Source4Teachers. “Substitute Educators Day is perhaps the best day to acknowledge Jennifer and say ‘thank you’ to the thousands of people who wake up every day willing to play a critical role in education. Jennifer Alexander is truly a model for what a substitute teacher should be – selfless, dedicated and consistently delivering a quality education in the dozens of classrooms she serves throughout the school year.”
The Source4Teachers Impact Award was created to recognize and honor a Source4Teachersemployed substitute teacher or school aide for their contribution in three categories: The total number of days worked in a one-year period (November 1, 2014 through November 1, 2015); feedback from the school district(s) in which the substitute has worked; and a proven commitment to going above and beyond what is expected out of the substitute role. Jennifer Alexander worked 157 days in the designated period and already has assignments scheduled into February 2016. She was regularly praised by the districts in which she most regularly worked (Warwick High School), and she consistently asked school administrators what else she could do to help.
“Jennifer Alexander routinely goes above and beyond what is expected of a substitute teacher,” said Anthony Frazier, Principal at Warwick High School in Newport News, VA. “Between the respect she commands in the classroom, the way she’s developed relationships with full-time faculty and the frequency she works, one could easily mistake her as a full-time teacher. We’re honored to have someone of her caliber in our classrooms, and so are the kids she teaches.”
About the Award & Jennifer Alexander
As part of recognizing Ms. Alexander, Source4Teachers is presenting her with two awards: a cash award in the amount of $500 and an additional $500 to be donated to the school of her choice in the Newport News School District. Source4Teachers will also present Ms. Alexander with an etched crystal trophy for her exemplary commitment to teaching.
Alexander graduated from Smithfield High School, VA in 1986. She earned her associate’s degree in 2006 from Kee Business College (now Everest College) in Newport News, VA and began working as a substitute for Newport News Public Schools in 2009. She currently lives with her two teenage sons in Newport News, VA.
Established in 2000, Source4Teachers is a leading provider of educational staffing solutions. Each day, Source4Teachers places more than 6,000 daily and long-term substitutes serving more than one million students in approximately 2,000 schools in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Virginia. Source4Teachers recruits, hires, trains, coordinates and manages substitute teachers, substitute paraprofessionals and educational support staff with the goal of making sure students receive the highest quality education each and every day.
Source4Teachers has been recognized with multiple industry awards including “Best Places to Work” by South Jersey Biz and The Philadelphia Business Journal, as well as the sixth fastest growing company on NJBIZ’s list of “50 Fastest Growing Companies in New Jersey.” For more information, call (877) 983-2244 or visit Source4Teachers.com.