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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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  • judifer By judifer
    04.27.16  

    My favorite teacher in high school was Mrs. Sheldon. She was so positive and encouraging, which were really important for teaching a class subject that I really struggled in! She never gave up on me, and I appreciated that so much.

  • amytolley By amytolley
    04.27.16  

    My sons favorite teacher is Mrs. Mathews she is an amazing teacher my son has ADHD and some other issues and she has such patients and love for her students never met a teacher like her there should be more loving teacher like her now a days .....she is an angel in my eyes...

  • TNTIBOS By TNTIBOS
    04.27.16  

    My favorite teacher right now is Mrs Hendershot. She is my grandson's preschool teacher, she makes him feel safe and has encouraged him to come out of his shell. He was so shy when he started, now he is so confident.

  • christinlilly By christinlilly
    04.27.16  

    Mrs Applewhite...she took a little girl places when she gave her the gift of reading and early math skills. That lucky little girl was my daughter! I am so grateful to her!

  • lynzerbean By lynzerbean
    04.27.16  

    My favorite teacher, Mrs. Phillips was my first grade teacher. I remember clearly having her as a teacher and can not recall any other teachers, even high school. I remember she taught me how to add and subtract by using paper clips. I was so nervous to ask for help, but she made me feel comfortable coming to her desk to get the help I needed.

  • ghpc70 By ghpc70
    04.27.16  

    My son's special needs teacher, Mr. J. He is amazing with all of his students.

  • tja1967 By tja1967
    04.27.16  

    My daughter's teacher does so much for her senior class. Her name is Ms. Hess. She helps the kids organize all their events like Prom, Senior Days, field trips. She goes above and beyond for what she probably gets paid. She makes senior year memorable for everyone. My son had her last year also and she did the same for them. She's an inspiration to my daughter and her entire class.

  • Lokamoa By Lokamoa
    04.27.16  

    Mrs. Martinez is my daughter's teacher. My child started the year off having a rough time with school. She didn't give up on my daughter, and now she is in the honor roll!!!!! My daughter loves school again.

  • jtwinborn By jtwinborn
    04.27.16  

    My sister Dawn Paglini has been a teacher for most of her adult life. She works with special needs children. She is a single mom who works part time at 2 different schools and takes online college courses to increase her credentials. I would love to bless her with an Amazon GC!

  • memorybau By memorybau
    04.27.16  

    Ms Chadia encourages my daughter's love of art in her class.

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