By Jenny Wells, University of Kentucky Public Relations and Marketing
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 9, 2013) — The University of Kentucky College of Education’s Teachers Who Made a Difference program is now accepting submissions for the 2014 program.
UK women’s basketball coach Matthew Mitchell is once again teaming up with the College of Education to offer the program, which gives people the opportunity to thank a teacher, principal, professor, coach or other educator who has inspired and motivated them to succeed.
“Teaching is my job, teaching is my passion. And it is something that I love and hope to do the rest of my life,” said Mitchell, the 2014 Teachers Who Made a Difference spokesperson. “It is a tremendous thing to be a teacher.”
The program does not select winners from a pool of nominees. Rather, the College of Education created the program to provide individuals a means to express thanks to educators who have impacted their lives. Honorees can be from anywhere and do not have to be affiliated with UK; however, the number of honorees to be recognized is limited. Organizers ask that each nominator limit recognitions to one educator per year.
To honor an educator, visit the UK College of Education’s website at education.uky.edu/Community/TWMAD and complete the online form or download the printable form to mail in. The deadline for submissions is March 1, 2014.
More than 1,800 teachers have been honored since the program’s inception. The Teachers Who Made a Difference program includes a special recognition event and reception attended by both the teachers and their nominators.
For more information, contact the UK College of Education Office of Advancement by phone at 859-257-2666.