"Will wants to be a Kindergarten teacher when he grows up (after he plays for the St. Louis Cardinals, of course) because 'I want to help kids like Mrs. Jaworski has helped me.'"

"She is the person I admire more than anyone else, and she deserves to know how much we love and appreciate her."

"Even after I moved on to 5th grade, she still helped me to remember that no matter how young or old you are, you can always make a difference. She is still my teacher, even if I'm not her student."

"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."

"Our family experienced some unfavorable times recently that left us homeless...Mr. Baker helped make sure that our boys would have everything they needed to start school. He even went out and personally bought a package of socks for one of our boys."

"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!