Administrators job shadow classified employees

2022 ACE Toolkit

CSEA’s Appreciating Classified Employees (ACE) program invites school administrators and other officials to “job shadow” classified school employees for one day, usually during Classified School Employee Week.

When a principal, superintendent or board member spends the day working alongside classified employees it helps them understand the essential work that we do every day. Administrators roll up their sleeves to serve meals in the cafeteria, ride along on a school bus route, do grounds work on campus, assist paraeducators in the classroom and much more. It’s a real-life experience that promotes understanding and appreciation of classified employees.

Who participates in the ACE program?

Chapters participating in the ACE program are selected through a nomination process. Those who are interested should reach out to their Field Office or Labor Relations Representative to be nominated. All nominations are sent to the Association President, who selects a participating chapter from each Area.

While only a select number of chapters are chosen for the ACE program, any chapter can host a job shadow day or Classified School Employee Week events. These events will require cooperation and planning by chapter leadership and district administration, both of which will be involved during every step of the program.