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Celebrate #TeacherAppreciationDay By Winning a @SheSpeaksUp Giveaway for You & A Favorite Teacher!

Celebrate #TeacherAppreciationDay By Winning a @SheSpeaksUp Giveaway for You & A Favorite Teacher!

When I first walked in to my son’s elementary school library, I expected to see shelves of books and a chart about the Dewey Decimal System. What I found was so much more. I saw Kindergartners testing speed with pulleys and ramps, 3rd graders writing code and 5th graders building simple machines. In a school of 500 racially and economically diverse kids, I saw children being inspired through creative uses of technology and hands-on learning.

What teacher has inspired you or a child you know? Tell us below and you can win two $50 Amazon gift cards: one for a teacher of your choice and one for you to keep!

Though budgets have been cut and school librarians have been fired, I am thankful to librarian Mrs. Latimer for going above and beyond to engage these kids with an active place of learning and exploration.  

We know that Mrs. Latimer is just one of the many amazing teachers out there. There are English teachers who foster love of reading, math teachers who make word problems understandable and science teachers who explain the wonders of the world. So many teachers who show children that their life's possibilities are endless.

We wish we could thank them all.

This Teacher Appreciation Week (May 2-6), please join us in showing our teachers how wonderful they are. Nominate your favorite teacher and tell us why he or she has inspired you or a child you know. One lucky winner will receive a $50 Amazon gift card for a teacher of their choice and another $50 Amazon gift card to keep.

There are two ways to enter:

Simply comment below to tell us the name of your favorite teacher and why he or she is so amazing.

AND/OR:

Tweet about the giveaway: Make sure to include the name of a teacher who inspired you or someone you know!

Click here to Tweet: "Thx to my fave teacher: Ms./Mr.____ on #TeacherAppreciationDay! Entering the @SheSpeaksUp giveaway! bit.ly/1SXAmnL"

*One lucky commenter or Tweeter will be chosen at random to receive a $50 Amazon gift card. SheSpeaks will also send a $50 Amazon gift card to a teacher of the winner's choice. Winner must provide an email address or mailing address for the teacher so that SheSpeaks can send the gift card directly to him or her. Giveaway is open through May 8th, 2016 to U.S. residents at least 18 years of age. Entrants must be a member of SheSpeaks. If you are not a member, click here to join. Winner will be notified by email.

Update: The winners are SheSpeaks member christinlilly and her favorite teacher Mrs. Tomlinson! Thanks to all for entering and congrats to them!

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  • pjprobbins By pjprobbins
    04.28.16  

    Mrs. Baumgarth is the kindergarten teacher who made my son's transition into school the best and easiest transition ever!! She made this mom feel very calm and I knew he was in good hands everyday he headed to school!!!

  • vspeaks By vspeaks
    04.28.16  

    Professor Wyatt has been a great mentor to my son while in college and continues to be after graduation.

  • vspeaks By vspeaks
    04.28.16  

    Mrs. Beard was a wonderful 4th grade teacher. My son, who is in college, still remembers her, and she still stays in touch to this day.

  • aneube By aneube
    04.28.16  

    Ms. Paula Cray was our daughter's pre-k teacher. She was so dedicated, patient, and nurturing that we even nominated her for a Golden Apple...and she won! Ms. Paula understands and respects children, and also knows how to communicate with parents in a thoughtful and helpful way. You can't ask for better!

  • mervissa By mervissa
    04.28.16  

    My son started kindergarten this year and as a military family ended up changing schools. His new teacher, Mrs. Agee has been welcoming and kind. He has a speech delay and fine motors but she has gone above and beyond to get him the support he needs and bring his reading up to speed. Her attitude has made the move easier and his time in a new class more enjoyable.

  • Gjprasad By Gjprasad
    04.28.16  

    My daughter is in 1st grade and still loves her kindergarten teacher. My daughter was a nervous wreck the first few months of K and Ms. Janet always took the time to kneel down, and give her a hug. I felt so secure leaving my baby girl with her.

  • simbalala By simbalala
    04.28.16  

    My Math teacher, Inspired me to be confident....

  • illyjns By illyjns
    04.28.16  

    Mrs Sullivan, is my son first teacher in his kindergarten, and has inspired my son to pursue on science and math

  • lisahillberg By lisahillberg
    04.28.16  

    My son is special needs and he has a total of three teachers that come to our home to teach him...Without them I don't know where we would be!

  • SaabStory By SaabStory
    04.28.16  

    My brother is a simply awesome Music and History teacher at a charter school. It amazes me to see how grown adults who had him as a teacher growing up continue to stay in contact with him and hearing how he affected their lives nearly brings me to tears with pride.

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