"Mrs. Kelly told me, 'You are going to become somebody great and I can't wait to see it happen.'"

"I still go to Jena Gump's classroom when I have a had a hard day at home with my younger kids, when something goes wrong and I need a hug. She is MY role model as a mother."

"Mrs. Arthur makes everyone feel like home, a place where your stories would be heard, and someone that cares about you."

"Señor Poore saw something in me that I didn’t see in myself."

"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."

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

Congratulations to all of our exceptional nominees!