Most of you know I am a teacher. In fact, I’m about to start my 13th year as a high school math teacher. My husband is also a teacher. So was my mom and one of my sister-in-laws. And my other sister-in-law is starting her second year as a teacher. I’m surrounded by teachers and I love it!
I am so excited to have the opportunity today to spread the word about Raise A Hand For Teachers and to nominate two of my favorite teachers. ThredUP partnered with AdoptAClassroom.org for this campaign to recognize and thank teachers. Did you know that teachers spend an average of $500 buying classroom materials, school supplies and even clothing for their students out of their own pockets every year?
I think it is so incredible that a company wants to give back to the amazingly generous teachers out there and recognize them for the work they do each day. Read some inspiring stories and see adorable videos of kiddos thanking their teachers here.
Here are the details:
- Between July 15 – August 23 take time to nominate a deserving teacher in your life.
- Three teachers will each win $2500 for classroom supplies AND $500 credit to ThredUP.
- 50 runner ups will win $100 credit to ThredUP.
- Winners will be announced Tuesday, September 8!
How amazing would these prizes be for back-to-school shopping not only for the classroom, but for the entire family!?
First, I nominate my friend, colleague, and work “neighbor” Pamela from Broomfield High School. I don’t even know where to begin when I describe the things Pamela does for her students. She pushes them hard, she holds them to high expectations, she helps them to be better than they thought they could be, but most of all she CARES about each and every one of them. She makes her classroom a place where successes are recognized, birthdays are celebrated, and bad days are noticed. She has been an incredible role model for me over the past 12 years. I know our entire school, department, and especially her students are so lucky to have her.
Second, I nominate a different type of friend. I’ve never met Tracy in real life. We became friends via trying to be stylish teachers and posting about it on Instagram. You know how sometimes there are just people that you can tell are the real deal? That’s her. Though I’ve never met her, Tracy has enough compassion, kindness, and warmth in her heart for me to know she is an amazing person, friend, and especially teacher. Her passion for her job and her love of her students is so evident, even through the little bits of her life I get to see online. Tracy’s always sharing cute stories about her classes, thank you notes from students, and projects she’s working on to make her classroom a better place. Isn’t that the kind of teacher we all want for our kids?