Jaime Vazquez

Update! Nominate a Teacher and They Could Win $250!

Blog Post created by Jaime Vazquez on Apr 23, 2019

Hello everyone! 


Here's a quick update on our contest to celebrate teachers who go the extra mile to get their kids excited about academic growth.


Submissions Are Coming In! Keep 'Em Coming!

We continue to receive nominations from all over, and it's amazing to see and hear about the teachers who are committed to helping their students grow. Every entry has been unique and shown innovative ways to get kids to take an active role in working toward their growth goals. It may be a cliché at this point to tell a teacher that the work they do is inspiring, but with the submissions we've gotten, there really is no better way to put it.  


With that said: the month isn't over yet! We're still accepting submissions through the end of April 2019. If a teacher you know works with their students to get them connected with their own academic growth, submit them through the link above. We want to hear your stories—and don't forget that we're choosing three winners! 


A Few Excerpts

We don't want to spoil the surprises for the winners, but here are a few of the things that you've said with your submissions: 


  • "We titled this celebration 'Meeting Our Goals is so Sweet.' The students could earn special toppings on their ice cream based on their achievement on their spring MAP growth test. [They] were so motivated by this and had such amazing growth this year."
  • "Each student has a Data Binder where they graph percentiles from the first time they took the test to the most current. Percentiles are posted at each testing and screening session—[anonymously] on our class data wall."
  • "This spring, the challenge is to raise their scores for a carry-in, fun food day for each class. Students’ scores continue to rise and meet the challenges…especially when food is involved."


More Soon!

If you haven't completed a nomination yet, now's the time! Winners will be announced during Teacher Appreciation Week.