February 14, 2020
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Top Educators to Discuss Their Public Schools' Strategies and Successes on Capitol Hill

Public Schools Week 2020 will celebrate the successes—and show the potential—of public education in the United States. For the first time, the Learning First Alliance will bring together exemplary educators and parents who serve in a Public Schools Week logowide range of roles in public schools to tell their stories and discuss how lawmakers and communities can support their pursuits of excellence.

This panel will be held Feb. 26, 2020, from 2 - 3:30 p.m. ET, and will be live-streamed on LFA's Facebook page. Panel participants include:

Lily Eskelsen García, President of the National Education Association (moderator).
Dr. Curtis Jones, 2019 Superintendent of the Year, and superintendent, Bibb County School District, Ga.
Laura Ross, 2020 School Counselor of the Year, Five Forks Middle School, Lawrenceville, Ga.
Kerensa Wing, 2019 Principal of the Year, Collins Hill High School, Suwanee, Ga.
Leslie Boggs, 2019-21 President of National PTA.
Lesley Bruinton, NSPRA president-elect and Public Relations Coordinator of Tuscaloosa City Schools, Fla.
Dr. Andy Jacks, NAESP Center for Innovative Leadership Fellow and principal, Ashland Elementary School, Manassas, Va.
Ashley Kearney, D.C. Public School Teacher of the Year 2020.
ElizaBeth Branham, NSBA President and school board member, Lexington School District Two, S.C.

New Podcasts Highlight Exemplary Educators

Check out LFA's new series of podcasts featuring interviews with educators lauden by their peers. Current podcasts include:

  • AASA 2019 Superintendent of the Year Dr. Curtis Jones on school leadership. 
  • NSPRA President Kelly Avants on building community relationships.
  • National PTA President Leslie Boggs on parent strategies.
  • NSBA President ElizaBeth Branham on the importance of public education.
  • ASCA 2020 School Counselor of the Year Laura Ross on diverse school environments.

LFA also joined with the School PR Happy Hour to chat about the importance of advocating for public education. Stay tuned for new podcasts being added all through this month!

 Sign Up To Be a #PSW20 Supporter Today!

Community tours, school open houses and teacher appreciation gifts are a few examples of events schools, districts and groups have planned for Public Schools Week 2020. Sign up here to have your school district or organization listed as a supporter and tell us about your upcoming events. Be sure to use hashtags #PublicSchoolProud, #PublicSchoolsWeek or #PSW20 in social media. 

Download New Posters and More...

LFA has the poster below and many more materials available for free downloads at Be sure to check out the social media toolkit and sign the Pledge for Public Schools at, then post a selfie with our new placard!

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