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John Watson

Position: High School Art TeacherSchool: Livonia – Clarenceville High SchoolSchool District: Livonia-ClarencevilleCity, State: Livonia, MichiganAbout the Nominee: Mr. John Watson inspires all of his students to work hard, follow their dreams, and respect each other at all costs. His students always feel safe and inspired, and many of his students have gone on to become […]

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Penny Kennebeck

Position: PrincipalSchool: Chillicothe Alternative Center for EducationSchool District: Chillicothe R-II School DistrictCity, State: Chillicothe, MissouriAbout the Nominee: Throughout her career, Penny Kennebeck has inspired many students to stay in school and graduate high school. She is an educator who builds positive relationships with students and gives students a reason to come to school. Mrs. Kennebeck […]

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Renee Foose

Position: SuperintendentSchool: N/ASchool District: Howard County Public School System (HCPSS)City, State: Howard County, MarylandAbout the Nominee: Dr. Renee Foose was recently chosen as an “Innovator of the Year,” “Most Admired CEO” and “Woman to Watch,” but these accomplishments are easily overshadowed by the hope she’s given to hundreds of thousands of Maryland students, including many […]

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Christopher Burkhalter

Position: Elementary Music TeacherSchool: Northside ElementarySchool District: Waxahachie Independent School DistrictCity, State: Waxahachie, TexasAbout the Nominee: Chris Burkhalter, also known as Mr. B, started his career in teaching as an English as a Second Language teacher before becoming a music teacher. Music has always been such an important part of Mr. B's life. Throughout high […]

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Anne Towers

Position: Teacher's Aide and Special EducationSchool: Jefferson Township Middle SchoolSchool District: Jefferson TownshipCity, State: Oak Ridge, New JerseyAbout the Nominee: Anne Towers has been working in the school system for 25 years. Her compassion for children with special needs inspired both of her children and even a son-in-law to pursue their own education in that […]