PEA Mission Statement
The Pennsauken Education Association (PEA) is an organization of nearly 500 school employees working in the Pennsauken School District, which is located in Pennsauken, New Jersey. We represent a variety of school employees including teachers, guidance counselors, nurses, librarians, child study team members (social workers, school psychologists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, and learning disabilities teachers / consultants), and student assistance counselors.
Our goal is to provide a top quality education to public school students in an optimal environment to achieve success in the classroom and prepare them to become productive citizens in a global society.
“Kids are who they are. They know what they know. They bring what they bring. Our job is not to wish that students knew more or knew differently. Our job is to turn each student’s knowledge into a curricular strength rather than an instructional inconvenience. We can do that only if we hold high expectations for all students, convey great respect for the knowledge and culture they bring to the classroom, and offer lots of support in helping them achieve those expectations. Kids are who they are.” David Pearson – The First R: Every Child’s Right to Read