Each year since 1921, communities have recognized their schools during American Education Week.
This week is set aside to recognize the many people who work to provide a world-class education to students in our great country. In the Mountain State, thousands of teachers, service personnel, principals, administrators, parents, volunteers and business partners work cooperatively to make their schools better places to learn.
During the past decade, schools in West Virginia have made dramatic improvements because of the efforts of these caring, dedicated people. West Virginia is now recognized as one of the nation's educational leaders because citizens in this great state truly appreciate and value a quality education.
American Education Week, November 14-20, is the perfect time to celebrate the many successes of education in West Virginia, and to say "thank you" to the people who make our schools safe, clean and attractive places to learn.
Thank you educators, school employees, parents, volunteers and business partners for everything you do for the children of West Virginia. You are making a difference.
Henry Marockie State Superintendent of Schools