Do you know A Teacher Who Deserves

We're calling on ALL teachers, faculty, staff, principals, parents, students, and anyone else to nominate an extraordinary, inspirational teacher.

You know the one - the one who comes up with creative ways to teach that make students love learning; the one who stays late to help a student who needs a little extra support; the one who genuinely cares about students and shares in their hopes and dreams for their future. Tell us about this teacher!

The Sanford Teacher Award

Sanford Programs wants to recognize and reward 50 of the nation's top inspiring teachers - one from each U.S. state. The Sanford Teacher Award includes a gift of $50,000 for ONE selected winner and $10,000 for each of the remaining finalists!

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How It Works

  • Click here to nominate an A+ inspirational teacher - it may even be yourself - by Thursday, November 1, 2018.
  • Fill out the form and tell us why this teacher is so inspiring.
  • We will select ONE winner to receive the $50,000 grand prize.
  • The selected remaining finalists will win $10,000 each - one winner per U.S. state.
  • Winners will attend a special celebration in their honor in November 2018 - details to come!

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must:

  • Be a legal resident of the United States
  • Be a licensed/credentialed teacher
  • Teach at a Pre-K-12 school (public, private or charter) in the United States
  • Teachers of all grade levels and subject areas are eligible

What We're Looking For

We want to hear about teachers who consistently:

  • Demonstrate enthusiasm for teaching
  • Show empathy and warmth toward all students
  • Foster positive relationships with all students
  • Create positive learning environments
  • Recognize student strengths

One teacher can make all the difference in a child's life, future, success, and the way a child sees him or herself forever.

The deadline for submissions is Thursday, November 1, 2018.

Nominate an inspirational teacher today!

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