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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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  • wbink1500 By wbink1500
    05.01.16  

    Teachers are the voice our children hear when we cannot be there for our kids. They are an incredible influence on our children's lives. They should be commended for their hard work and loyalty.

  • overjoyedmom By overjoyedmom
    05.01.16  

    My daughter , Denise Wilson is my favorite teacher. I am so proud of the way she loves her students.

  • rpena47 By rpena47
    05.01.16  

    All teachers deserve to be recognized, And one that is extra special in my eyes! She loves what she does each and every day, Helping children gain confidence in what they do and say. She lets them know that failure is not bad. It just makes us stronger and wiser and glad, That we have a chance to grow from our mistakes. A confident person is what failure makes! Believe and achieve is her favorite saying. Her students are learning while they think they are playing! She was my son?s math teacher in the 3rd grade, I cannot thank her enough for the impact she?s made. Granted with patience and a heart of gold, I think when God made her, he broke the mold! This teacher that makes my heart go aflutter Is none other than my wife and my son?s beautiful mother! How I wish my teachers had been so caring and kind, My wife is the most wonderful teacher you could find! My wife, Rhonda Peña, is a 5th grade math teacher at Bryan Elementary in Mission, TX.

  • charmed By charmed
    05.01.16  

    Ms.Sexton has taught me just how selfless teachers are!

  • JulsB20 By JulsB20
    05.01.16  

    My favorite teacher was Mrs. Grimes.

  • MrsRiot By MrsRiot
    05.03.16  

    I tweeted for an extra entry! The teacher that did the most for me was an English teacher my 9th grade year. Mrs. VanMeter. She wasn't even my English teacher but I took notice of how she treated all of the students and other high school staff. She was genuine and there was just something about her. We ended up getting to know each other really well and have spent many years spending time together and becoming family!

  • Wrafferty By Wrafferty
    05.03.16  

    Ms. Hope is an amazing special needs teacher, changing the lives for better of special needs children through caring, and education. It truly takes a special person, with a big heart.

  • Wrafferty By Wrafferty
    05.03.16  

    I also tweeted for Ms. Hope for an extra entry for a extra special teacher. @wendykrafferty

  • JoKitten By JoKitten
    05.03.16  

    I have to honor Miss. Susan Loop from CREC programs, she is like everyones fave teacher, I had her in few grades when I was little, then had her again in middle school and once more again in high school. She is a great teacher teaching all of her hearing impaired students included me, yes I started school when I was 3yrs old to learn how to talk and used my hearing aids and everything...this teacher is everything wonderful you could ever ask for, such a fun loving caring warm heart teacher.

  • GAIL444 By GAIL444
    05.04.16  

    I will never forget my 6th grade teacher - she made us all eager to learn and taught us so much else in the process.

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