Kronos is sponsoring a “Thanks to a Teacher” contest in honor of the upcoming National Teacher Day on May 6th. As a company that provides technology to help companies manage their workforce, we’re acutely aware of the critical importance of K-12 education in developing the workforce of the future. Teachers not only help their students develop the skills they need to succeed, they often play a pivotal role in inspiring kids to explore new interests. A great teacher helps you not only to succeed academically, but also can inspire you to pursue your dreams.
I’m asking for your help to identify and inspire those great teachers. We are going to select one outstanding teacher from your nominations. As a thank you to that teacher, his or her school will receive a $10,000 contribution from Kronos. C’mon, if you know anything about K-12 education, you know that schools can use all the financial assistance they can get.
The contest and nomination process work as follows:
- The Kronos “Thanks to a Teacher” contest is open to Facebook users who are legal residents of the 50 U.S. states or the District of Columbia, age 18 or older.
- Written submissions of 300-characters or less will be accepted through 3:00 p.m. (ET) on Friday, April 18, 2014. SUBMIT YOUR NOMINATIONS HERE.
- One winner will be selected by a panel of judges representing educators and industry leaders.
- The winner will be announced during Teacher Appreciation Week, May 5-9.
My favorite K-12 teacher was Mr. Ives. He taught American History with boundless enthusiasm. He’d leap around the classroom, bringing those Presidents and conflicts to life. He was a superb pianist, and would enliven his lectures with musical selections of the period in question. That class didn’t make me a historian, but his storytelling skills have stuck with me all these years later.
What teacher made a difference in your life? Take a few minutes to submit them for this contest. It’s the least you can do!