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Is someone at your site a Life Changer? Nominate them now for LifeChanger of the Year

We all know at least one teacher or school district employee who inspires us, and goes above and beyond for their students. It could be a gym teacher who started a nonprofit to teach students about art and music, an administrator who visits the homes of students in need, or a maintenance worker who fundraises for school programs. These educators and school employees are LifeChangers, and we're here to help you honor them.

LifeChanger of the Year is an annual program recognizing K-12 educators and school employees across the country. Our program celebrates those who are making a significant difference in the lives of students by exemplifying excellence, positive influence and leadership. Nominations for the 2017-2018 LifeChanger of the Year Program are now open.

To qualify for LifeChanger of the Year, nominees must be a K-12 educator, teacher, administrator, or any member of a school’s staff who makes a positive difference in the lives of students. The LifeChanger of the Year Awards will be granted without regard to race, gender, religion, age, national origin, sexual orientation or disability.

Anyone – including administrators – can nominate up to three educators per academic year for LifeChanger of the Year. Students are also welcome to submit nominations, but must have the support of an adult if under the age of 18.

Please visit LifeChanger of the Year's website for more details on how to recognize an individual at your site. San Diego Unified has had several individuals recognized in the past: 

Amy Denney from Point Loma High School and Terese Cowell and Irene Esper from Spreckels Elementary School: