The 2018 Teacher as Hero Awards nominations have come to a close, and we want to thank everyone who sent in a submission. We received more than 60 nominations from both the Greater Philadelphia Region and as far away as California! The stories we learned about these teachers are both inspiring and heartwarming. This year’s 11 finalists exemplify educators who go above and beyond in their classrooms, schools, and communities. Their stories cover a broad spectrum of achievements including ESL teachers breaking down barriers for their students and families; photography and cinematography educators utilizing those mediums to encourage their students to be better citizens; and a math teacher who has been the driving force in creating a school-wide atmosphere of giving back to the community. Watch for the announcement of the 2018 Winners in early April.
This photo is from our 2017 Teacher as Hero Award. Two representatives from our sponsor State Farm®, Kevin Lowber (left) and Al Lavacca (right), congratulate honoree Jennifer Knox from Upper Pittsgrove School in Monroeville, NJ.