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Julie Ahern

Position: Second Grade TeacherSchool: Andrew Cooke Magnet SchoolSchool District: WaukeganCity, State: Waukegan, IllinoisAbout the Nominee: Julie Ahern is peaceful and contemplative like Buddha but has the dogged determination of a prize fighting boxer. Her sincere longing to put others on the path towards self-actualization is heartfelt. Ms. Ahern does not believe in the word “no.” […]

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Eric Nordbeck

Position: 4th Grade TeacherSchool: West Palms ConservatorySchool District: Victor Elementary School DistrictCity, State: Victorville, CaliforniaAbout the Nominee: Eric Nordbeck truly is a unique teacher. After over 29 years of teaching, he still teaches with the energy and enthusiasm of a brand new teacher. His students are engaged and love being in his class. He teaches […]


Louis Rossi

Position: Math Treacher and ThinkSTEM CoachSchool: Green Hills SchoolSchool District: Green Township School DistrictCity, State: Greendell, New JerseyAbout the Nominee: Louis Rossi is an incredible individual. He is the Innovation Lab Director and STEM Education Coach for grades K-8 at the progressive Green Hills School. He has a clear vision and a deep understanding of […]

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Martha Torres

Position: English TeacherSchool: Calexico High SchoolSchool District: Calexico Unified School DistrictCity, State: Calexico, CaliforniaAbout the Nominee: Mrs. Torres has been working in the school system for over 25 years. She is passionate about her work and is currently teaching 'Strategies for Success.' Mrs. Torres has the ability to inspire students to succeed academically. She schedules […]

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Ashley Shiosaky

Position: Art Teacher, AVID coordinatorSchool: Elm City Middle School School District: Wilson CountyCity, State: Elm City , North CarolinaAbout the Nominee: Ashley Shiosaky is committed to the students at Elm City Middle School. In addition to teaching art with fun and excitement, Shiosaky volunteered to be the school's AVID coordinator and to teach 2 AVID […]