The National Life Group Foundation’s LifeChanger of the Year program has launched its annual campaign to provide the much-needed gift of thanks and appreciation to teachers and school employees across the country during the holiday season.
Sponsored by the National Life Group Foundation, LifeChanger of the Year is an annual program that honors K-12 public and private school educators and employees from around the country who are making a difference in the lives of students by exemplifying excellence, positive influence and leadership.
A recent Gallup survey shows teachers who receive regular recognition are more productive, engaged at work, likely to stay with their school, and likely to receive higher satisfaction scores from students and parents. Yet, most educators don’t feel they are receiving recognition or praise for doing good work.
“With the holidays just around the corner, there’s no better time to show appreciation for educators and school employees,” said Mallorie Manosh, Program Director, LifeChanger of the Year. “A LifeChanger of the Year nomination is a free, easy and fun way to give thanks and recognition during the holidays and to celebrate them for the remainder of the school year.”
There is no cost to nominate someone, and anyone—including parents, administrators, school colleagues, students (with approval from an adult), and other members of the community—can nominate any full-time K-12 public or private school employee.
During the holiday season, nominees will receive a holiday gift package which includes a “2018-2019 LifeChanger of the Year Nominee” photo frame and holiday card with a personal message from their nominator.
In addition to receiving a holiday gift, LifeChanger of the Year will ensure every nominee knows how much their school community appreciates them by:
Building a unique profile on our website where supporters can leave celebratory comments and share their stories about their nominee’s life-changing impact.
Engaging each nominee’s local community by sharing their story with local media and on social media.
Sending congratulatory posters for display to school administrators to help them celebrate the LifeChangers in their district.
In the spring, the national LifeChanger of the Year selection committee, which is comprised of former winners and higher education professionals, will review all nominations and choose the 16 winners for the 2018-2019 school year. Each winner will receive a personal cash award and a matching donation for their school. This year’s Grand Prize is $10,000. The Top Five winners will be provided with further recognition at a national awards ceremony in Hawaii.
To nominate an outstanding teacher or school district employee this holiday season, visit lifechangeroftheyear.com/nominate. Nominations close Monday, Dec. 31, 2018.