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Jacqueline Vera

Position: English 9-12 TeacherSchool: North University HSSchool District: Miami-Dade County Public Charter SchoolsCity, State: Lauderhill, FloridaAbout the Nominee: Ms. Vera goes above and beyond to reach her students and make them successful. Her positive attitude radiates and she has an endless drive to learn and grown in her profession.


Pam Colbert

Position: PrincipalSchool: Elkin Middle SchoolSchool District: Elkin City SchoolsCity, State: Elkin, North CarolinaAbout the Nominee: Principal Colbert has reshaped the future for students and staff at EMS and throughout the district. She has led the initiative to implement a STEM infused educational program for all students in grades Pre-K -12. Seeing the need to transform […]


Gina Tester

Position: Elementary Physical Education TeacherSchool: Cottage Grove Elementary SchoolSchool District: District 833City, State: Cottage Grove, MinnesotaAbout the Nominee: Mrs. Tester works hard to make sure gym class is a fun, active time for students. With game ideas and creative activities, often named after social apps such as Angry Birds, Pacman, and Temple Run, she creates […]

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Angeles Diaz

Position: Kindergarten TeacherSchool: Zara Neale ElementarySchool District: Miami-Dade County SchoolsCity, State: Miami, FloridaAbout the Nominee: For over 20 years, Ms. Diaz has been helping kids learn. Her caring and understanding nature makes these new-to-school Kindergartners feel comfortable and allows them to grow throughout their year. Ms. Diaz's reputation proceeds her, and many parents request that […]

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Gregory Williams

Position: Mathematics TeacherSchool: Carolina Forest High SchoolSchool District: Horry County SchoolsCity, State: Myrtle Beach, South CarolinaAbout the Nominee: Although math can be a difficult subject, Mr. Williams always works to make it interesting. He is there for his students. If any student ever needs any help he offers to tutor them in his free time […]