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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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  • LIChevyMetsGrrl By LIChevyMetsGrrl
    04.28.16  

    My 11th and 12th grade English teacher, Mr. Ippolito, was the greatest teacher I've ever known. He respected us and treated us as equals, even though he didn't have to. He was one of very few people I've known that when he told me I could be anything, I actually believed what he was saying.

  • cmrose By cmrose
    04.28.16  

    Mrs Case, my kindergarten teAcher because she was so sweet and we had fun!

  • littleumbrella By littleumbrella
    04.28.16  

    I am a teacher and I would donate the other gift card to a new teacher in our building. I know how much teachers spend out of their own pockets!

  • trecib By trecib
    04.29.16  

    Mrs. Schielke is my favorite teacher because she encourages my daughter every day and makes her feel like there's nothing she can't accomplish.

  • Eureka00 By Eureka00
    04.29.16  

    My daughter's teacher, Mrs.Eshelman, is great because she always looks at the positive in her students, never the negative. My daughter loves her- she's in 2nd grade and so far she's her favorite teacher.

  • omahablack By omahablack
    04.30.16  

    My son Gavin's Phy. Ed. teacher Ms. Kasie Tverberg is my most appreciated teacher. My son has ADHD and needs his daily gym time for letting off his extra energy. Ms. T knows this, respects the situation, and helps Gavin understand and grow with this. She has emailed me to check up on things, and takes the time to tell Gavin how well he is doing as a young man in general. Wow! this teacher is a gem and deserves any and all recognition. She also has been to his IEP Meetings to introduce herself and talk of great things with us about Gavin.

  • Lizhawk By Lizhawk
    04.30.16  

    Jennifer Finley Zeal. She's cool as hell. She takes an honest interest in her students. Three years after highschool and we still converse. She is even my Facebook friend. She's a teacher, but she's my friend. I know she cares about me.

  • Cindyw By Cindyw
    04.30.16  

    I would like to nominate Nichole Harville from Ellendale Elementary. She is a dedicated teacher and works tirelessly for others. She recently chaired a fundraiser that raised nearly $20,000 for technology for our school!

  • bhanuu By bhanuu
    04.30.16  

    I remember the day when my daughter joined Mrs. Thompson's class at NHM in last fall. I was curious to see her go through new class and environment and by the end of the year, i see my princess growing full of joy and confidence. Thanks to her teacher as she taught her that i miss.

  • mosterhaus By mosterhaus
    05.01.16  

    My daughter's 3-year old preschool teacher was Ms. Kayla and she was awesome, my daughter still talks about her.

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