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Teacher as Hero Awards Sponsored by State Farm®

This yearly recognition program, sponsored by State Farm®, honors outstanding educators in the Delaware Valley.

The nomination deadline for our 2017 Teacher as Hero Awards is February 20!  We invite you to review the categories listed below, then scroll down for a nomination form.  Winners will be selected by a panel assembled by the Museum. You will be notified of their decision prior to the awards ceremony on May 6, 2017.

Category #1:
Exceptional Teacher Award

8 winners, including 1 Grand Prize Winner
This award will be presented to exceptional educators who leverage their excellence in teaching to make a difference in the lives of their students. Winners will be selected based on their achievements in the following areas. The Grand Prize winner will be someone who exhibits ALL or MOST of these criteria.

  • Fosters an appreciation for diversity in the classroom;
  • Teaches students how to resolve conflicts respectfully;
  • Gives students a deeper understanding of the relationship between rights and responsibilities;
  • Honors student voice in the classroom and in public spaces;
  • Has taken a risk in order to remove an obstacle to a student’s liberty; or
  • Incorporates the above concepts in their relationships with colleagues and community members.

National Liberty Museum Teacher as Hero Awards

Category #2:
Caring Classroom Award

1 winner
This award will be presented to an educator who has integrated community service into the classroom to increase student civic engagement. Criteria:

  • This honoree meaningfully incorporates and champions student voice into the service learning process.
  • Their students’ deep understanding of the issues they work on can be seen in the impact of their projects.

Category #3:
Good Neighbor Award

1 winner
This award will be presented to a teacher who has initiated or teaches driver safety with heart by helping teen drivers to understand that driving is a responsibility as well as a privilege. Criteria:

  • This honoree combines hands-on practice with lessons designed to teach the concept of responsible driving.
  • Their students’ understanding of the responsibility of driving is evident through their actions and/or testimonials.

Click on the gray drop down bar below to nominate a special teacher.

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    • Please complete each section below.

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    • 1. About the nominee































    • 2. About the nominator (No self-nominations, please)































    • 3. For which category are you nominating this teacher?

      Please select just one category. Teachers who are not selected for category #2 and #3 will automatically be considered for the Exceptional Teacher Category. To review the criteria of these categories, scroll up to the top of this page.



    • Accepted file types: doc, docx, pdf.

    • 4. Other Information

    • Please submit this form by February 20, 2017.

Visit NLM on Presidents' Day Weekend

The National Liberty Museum features many exhibits specifically relating to our nation’s leaders, including a collection of original White House China, a Medals of Honor Exhibit, and several beautiful oil paintings. We're offering discounted admission on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 18 & 19, and Pay-What-You-Wish on Presidents' Day Monday, February 20. Click here for more information.

Free Indie Lens Pop-Up Film Festival... RSVP today!

Indie Lens Pop-Up is a neighborhood series that brings people together for FREE film screenings and community-driven conversations. Four films are scheduled for the coming months. After each FREE screening, we will host a thought-provoking panel discussion. Learn more and RSVP Today!

Lectures on Important Foreign Policy Issues

The National Liberty Museum co-sponsors and hosts a series of lectures on important foreign policy issues. Click here to learn about the upcoming event on March 14.

Teacher as Hero Awards... Nominate someone today!

Nominations for our 2017 Teacher as Hero Awards sponsored by State Farm are now open. TEN awards will be presented in THREE categories of achievement. Learn more and submit your nomination today!

TD Bank Young Heroes Awards... Nominate someone today!

Nominations for our 2017 TD Bank Young Heroes Award are now open. Each year, we look for young people who have championed liberty through civic engagement, resolving conflicts respectfully, promoting diversity, and demonstrating leadership in their school or community. Learn more and submit your nomination today!

A Popular Professional Development Workshop Returns

NLM's Professional Development Workshops feature expert presenters who offer a fresh perspective on successful teaching practices. The upcoming workshop is “Understanding and Supporting Anxious Students.” It is a full-day, 15 Act 48 hour course to be held on Saturday, March 4, from 9am – 3:30pm at the Museum. Click here to learn more.

NLM Travel is headed to Wisconsin

Join the NLM on an arts-filled tour of parts of Wisconsin, Sept. 6-11, 2017. From Milwaukee’s art museums, to private collections, to a stop in beautiful Door County, which juts directly into Lake Michigan, you’ll follow host Arlene Silvers for a one-of-a-kind experience. Click here for more information.