If so, you have a fantastic opportunity to pay them back.  Facing History and Ourselves, an awesome organization that devotes itself to teaching kids how to be “upstanders,” is offering a $5,000 grant to an educator who has inspired kids to step up.

As my Irish friends would say, “Brilliant!”

I really believe that we have to give our good teachers oxygen by telling them they are appreciated.  Schools and teachers are severely criticized but there are exceptional schools and devoted teachers that need and deserve our appreciation and respect…and the chance to win some money.

Facing History is doing something so important.  We need to recognize those who inspire our kids…and for that, Facing History, you have my admiration.

It’s made me think about the educators in my life.  Thanks, Mrs. Behrens and Mr. Christian.  You showed me how to step up by your example.

Nominate someone today!  The deadline is Monday, October 22nd! 

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