Every year, Teacher Appreciation Week gives us the chance to honor educators who touch our lives and shape the future of our world. They prove that teaching is a call to action.
Learn why Nancy Bernardino founded an all-girls school, how teachers combat fake news, why teaching is worth turning down the NFL draft, what happens when special projects get funded, and the effect high-achieving teachers have on an innovative program.
When You Live Your Vision
Nancy Bernardino was the first person in her family to graduate college. She also happened to found Solar Prep, a choice-school in Dallas, and is currently working on her EdD.
Discover how mentorship and building a network brought her here.
When Truth Comes First
Teachers can use their expertise to help students become thoughtful consumers of news and information. Who are these defenders of our democracy, the developers for future generations who will demand truth?
Hear from Simo Atagi and Nikki White, who understand the significant role teachers play in students' development.
When You Are the Solution
TeJay Johnson helps his students see that they, too, can be powerful, resilient and lead in the pursuit of what they believe is right for themselves, their communities and the world we live in.
Learn why a career in the classroom beat one on the field.
When Teachers Get Grants
In Kansas City, we partner with Fund for Teachers to reinvigorate the passion that originally brought individuals to the teaching profession. Winners receive up to $10,000 to design global projects that impact their curricula.
Learn about the significant project grants that bring experiential learning home.
When Skilled Peers Unite
In Dallas, the ACE program has led to unprecedented growth in student outcomes and lives changed. The reason why (high-performing, dedicated teachers) won't surprise you, but the level of impact just might.
Check out the results of this feat of collaboration.