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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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  • thebramble By thebramble
    04.27.16  

    My sister and brother and niece are teachers. They all work long hours after most people are finished with their work days and work on weekends. So many wonderful teachers that I know .. they all deserve to win!

  • kymom13 By kymom13
    04.27.16  

    Since my daughter is in an accelerated math, she's had the same teacher since 8th grade. I think he is overlooked often for his teaching but let me tell you why he sticks out. He is the only teacher that I have seen consistently over the past 3 years in high school at ANY school function, no matter how small. He cares!

  • lilannie By lilannie
    04.27.16  

    Ms. Campbell because she taught math and made math less complicated.

  • Nydrom1984 By Nydrom1984
    04.27.16  

    Teacher Christina Quinonez, she's so amazing because at the start of her class, my son had minimal speech and a lot of babbling at age 3 1/2, now he's 4, about to be 5 in a month and he can talk your ear off, quite clearly by the way! She is so involved in making learning, FUN! and she is always very involved in the IEP meetings!

  • rjennings67 By rjennings67
    04.27.16  

    Well, It's been over 20 years since public school, yet..I still remember my 3rd grade Teacher Ms.Green from PS 155 was a treasure, she always inspired me to be the best I can be even when I didn't pass an exam, she didn't mind if you asked a lot of questions, in fact she even had a reward system for everyone, no matter what score you received on your test which is very RARE today, her compassion and passion for Teaching her students will always have a special place in my heart!

  • moonlitcherri By moonlitcherri
    04.27.16  

    Mrs. Whitten and Mrs. Fuller my 3rd and 4th grade teachers were the best all around

  • Wondermom_Wannabe By Wondermom_Wannabe
    04.27.16  

    Mrs. Whitworth has been my son's Sunday school teacher for the past several years. She has so much genuine love for the kids in her class, they actually look forward to going to class! The fact that she VOLUNTEERS her time each week to teach them about their faith is just one of the reasons I think she is an amazing person.

  • Joanna_Topaz By Joanna_Topaz
    04.27.16  

    My second grade, teacher, Mrs. J, long ago took the time to point out to me something that I was particularly good at and encourage me to pursue it. It might have taken me a while to pursue her advice, but I've never forgotten it.

  • aitch77 By aitch77
    04.27.16  

    I will never forget Mr Robinson, my English teacher, he had a lovely personality and always seen the best in Students, even the worst ones.

  • sketterboat By sketterboat
    04.27.16  

    My best teacher--and I had a lot of wonderful teachers---was Ms. Elaine Barringer. She made learning fun and she was not an easy teacher for grade school.

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