"Mrs. Chavez has been such a blessing. My son has regained his love for school again like he had when he started kindergarten. "

"She makes me feel heard when I feel no one is listening."

"If I could grow up and say that I touched half as many lives as he did, then I know that I have made a difference."

"My son went from a non-reader entering 1st grade to reading above grade level by January. The best part though was that Ms. Jones was JUST as excited about and proud of his progress as my husband and I were."

"Even though I was in special education, she treated me like I wasn’t. I became the captain of the school's volleyball team. Ms. Espitia came to all of my games, cheering me on, and embarrassing me in the stands."

"16 days. 16 days is all it took for her teacher to change her feelings and attitude towards school. "

"Last fall, I was admitted early into Princeton University. Without her, it’s my belief that I would have had zero chance of being admitted; even if I’d have had the courage to apply, the man I was before meeting her simply wouldn’t have made the cut. "

The Honor Roll recognizes every teacher
who has been nominated for the Honored award.
Every single nomination matters:
Research shows that teachers who see the impact
they have on students’ lives stay engaged and inspired,
and they continue teaching longer.

We congratulate all our outstanding nominees
and commend them for the life-changing work they do,
day in and day out, for students across the country!