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Honor an Amazing Teacher

Mrs. Johnson helped you crack the code on long division.

Mr. Pavlish brought Shakespeare to life.happy techer.jpg

Ms. Thompson asked you daily how you were doing, even though she wasn’t your teacher.

Most of us have had a teacher, counselor, or administrator who stands out in our hearts and minds as a significant influence in our lives. Most people can name someone who truly instilled values and a love of learning, helped shape our educational and career choices, and guided us well throughout our adult lives.

Across the country, exceptional school teachers engage and empower students, but often go unrecognized for the dedication they show every day. Learners Edge would like to change that, and want to recognize exceptional educators who give their all to the lives of their students and colleagues through the 2017 Learners Edge Amazing Teacher Contest.

Nominations for the 2017 Learners Edge Amazing Teacher contest are now closed.

  • One Grand Prize Winner will receive:
    • $500 for themselves, AND $500 for their school
  • Two runners-up will each receive:
    • $250 for themselves, AND $250 for their school

Winners will be selected via a selection committee based on alignment with the Amazing Teacher theme, creativity, emotional appeal and overall response quality. Winners will be officially announced in May.

The deadline to submit nomination has passed.

Read complete terms and conditions.

Frequently Asked Questions:

+Who is eligible to apply?
  • To be eligible for the Learners Edge Amazing award an applicant must be a current, U.S. based, Pre-K-12 classroom teacher, counselor, or administrator.
  • Applicants must be nominated by a colleague, student, parent, and/or community member. You may not nominate yourself.

In addition to meeting the above eligibility requirements, successful candidates must demonstrate:

  • An extraordinary ability to lead students from all backgrounds to academic excellence in caring classroom communities.
  • A keen understanding of academic content and effective instructional practice and an ability to articulate it clearly.
  • A passion for teaching and a deep commitment to advancing the teaching profession.
+What is the timeline for the application process?
  • Fill out and submit the online application by 11:59PM, CST, April 14, 2017. Initial screenings of nomination forms will begin on April 17 and winners will be contacted between April 18-28, 2017 with the official announcement of winners to be made between May 1, 2017 and May 5, 2017.

+How much time should I spend on the application?
  • While the amount of time it takes to finish the application varies from person to person, we recommend that you give yourself enough time to thoroughly read and respond to all portions of the application. Giving yourself as much time as possible to work through the application will help to ensure that you’ve answered all questions thoughtfully and to the best of your ability.
+How many winners will be selected?
  • The Learners Edge Amazing Teacher award will be presented to one Grand Prize Winner and two runner-up winners.
+Who determines the winners?
  • Learners Edge will review applications and select the Grand Prize Winner along with two runner up winners.
+When can I find out who the winners are?
  • Winners will be selected in April and announced in May via the Learners Edge website, social media outlets, through a press release and through various other promotional outlets.
+Are there restrictions on how the monetary award can be used?
  • Use of the personal portion of the monetary award is solely at the winner's discretion, with the school portion of the monetary award at the discretion of school administration.
+What do the winners receive?
  • Upon acceptance of the Grand Prize and conditions set forth in this contest, the winner will receive a $500 check and a $500 donation to their school of employment, recognition via multiple mediums: social, email, web, etc. and an award plaque.
  • Upon acceptance of the runner up prize and the conditions set forth in this contest, the two runner-up’s will each receive a $250 check and a $250 donation to their school of employment and recognition via multiple mediums: social, email, web, etc.
+How will winners be contacted?
  • Winners will be contacted via email or phone by Learners Edge directly.
+Terms & Conditions

No purchase necessary. See the full terms & conditions here.