Please take time to acknowledge and reflect on the contributions that substitute teachers make in the lives of students and teachers.
Every day substitute teachers provide professional service in schools throughout Alberta. The role of the substitute teacher may be different from that of the regular teacher in some respects, but it is equally demanding, equally essential and equally professional. Without substitute teachers, the education of all students in our school system would take a giant step backward.
Each year, the Association designates one week as Substitute Teachers’ Appreciation Week. In 2013/14 this week is scheduled for March 10 to 14, 2014. Locals, schools and boards are encouraged to organize events during this week that recognize the valuable professional service that substitute teachers provide.