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

SheSpeaksTeam By SheSpeaksTeam 04.27.16
Celebrate #TeacherAppreciationDay By Winning a @SheSpeaksUp Giveaway for You & A Favorite Teacher!
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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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  • mbb216 By mbb216
    04.27.16  

    Thanks to Mrs B for always listening to me!

  • stylinstar53 By stylinstar53
    04.27.16  

    My favorite teacher is my mom. She is actually a teacher by trade and I think she has done a great job of fostering a true love of reading within me. Reading is one of my favorite ways to relax and learn and from a young age, my mom would always read to me or with me and took my sister and I to the library to choose our own books.

  • tnshadylady By tnshadylady
    04.27.16  

    My sister Tammy teaches special ed. Her first grandchild was born with autism and the effort to understand and assist led her to enroll in college and get her teacher's degree...at age 45. She graduated with honors and now is a full-time teacher of children with special needs. She is a shining beacon of light for these otherwise misunderstood children.

  • Phall24 By Phall24
    04.27.16  

    My favorite teacher was Ms. Henry, my eighth grade English teacher. She noticed that I should be placed in a different class of students because I wasn't being challenged. I never had to work hard in school before. Thanks to Ms. Henry, I took school more seriously and went on to earning a college degree with the help of an academic scholarship.

  • peter26 By peter26
    04.27.16  

    Mr. Mole - chemistry was interesting!

  • agirlw By agirlw
    04.27.16  

    My favorite is Ms. Montiel. She has been so extremely involved in trying to help my son achieve his personal best.

  • coquis81 By coquis81
    04.27.16  

    My 3rd grade teacher, Ms Hand was the best. She made math fun for me and saw tons of potential in me. Thanks for skipping me to 5th grade math!

  • annemaeanne By annemaeanne
    04.27.16  

    My favorite teacher is Mrs. Bernard. She was so patient, and kind to all her students. She really loved her job of enriching young minds.

  • carolburgess By carolburgess
    04.27.16  

    Ms. Kirkendall is always helping children buying supplies and clothing. She's such an inspiration

  • 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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