During the month of May, educators across the country are being highlighted during National Teacher Appreciation Week and Ocean Casino Resort is shining the spotlight on the dedicated teachers at Uptown School Complex, located in our North Beach Community.   Ocean applauds the teachers at Uptown School Complex and all teachers for the lasting contributions they make on their students.  The past two years have been challenging for teachers as classrooms and lessons took on a whole new look due to COVID, but teachers continued to inspire, engage and shape lives and minds.   Uptown’s 82 teachers were treated to a special travel-themed Teacher Appreciation Week by Principal Ananda Davis-Wright, Ph.D. and the school’s administration.  Ocean’s culinary team provided bonbons for each teacher as a special surprise and delight for their “in-flight snack” during their travel-inspired appreciation week.


The Month of May is also Asian American-Pacific Islander Heritage Month which recognizes the significant contributions the AAPI community has had on many facets of American culture and society—including science and medicine, literature and art, sports and recreation, government and politics and activism and law.  In support of Uptown’s commitment to diversity, inclusion and learning, Ocean is donating a variety of picture books and biographies that will provide a window into AAPI history and experiences, as the teachers continue to expose students to various cultural and social groups.  Students at Uptown School Complex can enjoy learning and becoming more aware of AAPI contributions, history, culture and the unique journey of AAPI immigrants and citizens in the United States through this collection of educational books.

Ocean Casino Resort is proud to celebrate the teaching staff at Uptown, as they continue to soar while educating the youth of Atlantic City.  Ocean also stands with our Asian American Pacific Islander team members, community and guests during AAPI Heritage month and throughout the year.

To learn more about Ocean and its philanthropic efforts go to: theoceanac.com/ocean-cares/