Honored Officially Partners with Facebook for Education

The two organizations share how their work is impacting teachers



Washington, DC - May 4, 2020

This Teacher Appreciation Week, Honored is proud to highlight a special partnership with Facebook for Education. Honored is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to keeping great teachers in the classroom and to inspiring a new generation of talent to pursue teaching. Each month, Honored shines a spotlight on a teacher who has changed the life of a single student. The Honoree receives a $5,000 cash award, and Honored partners with a world-class writer to tell their story. Honorees are selected from K-12 teachers of all subjects at public, private, and charter schools across the country.

Through the official partnership, established in late 2019, Facebook for Education will support Honored in reaching more audiences across the country to garner more nominations for exceptional teachers making impactful differences in and out of the classroom. “So many of us owe critical lessons and successes to educators who supported us. This partnership allows Honored to continue to show appreciation to the educators who have invested in us, our loved ones, and future generations to come,” said Maya Carter, Program Manager, Education Partnerships at Facebook.

“While our overall goal is to shine a light on the amazing work teachers are doing day in and day out, the cash award is a big deal for a lot of our teachers,” said Brooklyn Batey, Honored’s Director of Advocacy and Partnerships. Teachers have used the money to pay off student loans, put a down payment on a house, and take a first-time vacation. Many have also used the money to give back to their community by paying off an entire school’s student lunch debt or purchasing therapy resources for students suffering from anxiety and depression.

Now that most schools across the country have moved to a distance learning format, it’s been even more important to have a strong online presence to attract nominations. “Facebook for Education’s support has allowed us to honor life-changing educators while reaching an audience of students, teachers, and school communities that is both broad and targeted, enabling us to enhance our impact on teachers — and therefore, student outcomes — significantly,” said Honored co-Founders Karen Sonneborn and Katherine Boone.

While Teacher Appreciation Week may look a bit different this year with distance learning, Honored is proud to have Facebook for Education’s support in recognizing teachers all over the country who deserve it now more than ever. “We are so proud to partner with an organization that does so much for educators,” said Karen Sonneborn.


About Honored

Honored is a nonprofit organization dedicated to keeping great teachers in the classroom and to inspiring a new generation of talent to pursue teaching. Each month, Honored shines a spotlight on a teacher who has changed the life of a single student. The Honoree receives a $5,000 cash award, and Honored partners with a world-class writer to tell their story. Honorees are selected from K-12 teachers of all subjects at public, private and charter schools across the country. Honored’s National Advisory Board includes luminaries such as the internationally bestselling author Michael Lewis, DonorsChoose.org founder Charles Best, Teach For America founder Wendy Kopp, and FEED cofounder Lauren Bush Lauren.

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Honored Press Contact

Brooklyn Batey
brooklyn@honored.org
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