Teacher Recognition

2014 Facing History Together Teacher Recognition Contest

Facing History and Ourselves celebrates the amazing educators who go above and beyond the call of duty—shaping responsible global citizens and confronting injustice and hatred head on. Meet the 20 semi-finalists in the 2014 Facing History Together Teacher Recognition Contest and cast your vote for the educator who inspires you the most. The $5,000 winner is up to you!

Voting closes at 11:59pm ET on Monday, November 17. You must be 13 years or older to vote. You may only submit one vote per 24 hours.

  • Andrew Bigelow

    Chicago, IL
    Teacher

    I began to consider my choices and actions and their potential impact on humanity.
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    Andrew Bigelow - Teacher Recognition Nominee
  • Barbara Markham

    Wilmington, DE
    Teacher

    She challenged us to understand many sides of the same story and to always ask questions.
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    Barbara Markham - Teacher Recognition Nominee
  • Brandy Mosby

    Memphis, TN
    Teacher, Grade 10

    She has influenced me to think about what is happening in the world...
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    Brandy Mosby - Teacher Recognition Nominee
  • Carlos Ardaya

    Miami, FL
    Teacher, Grade 12

    He taught me to be proud of every step we take towards our goals.
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    Carlos Ardaya - Teacher Recognition Nominee
  • Corinne Fogg

    San Francisco, CA
    Teacher, Grade 12

    It is because of Ms. Fogg that I believe in the power and importance of positive influence.
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    Corinne Fogg - Teacher Recognition Nominee
  • Deborah Brown

    Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Teacher, Grade 12

    [Deborah] ignited my passion for speaking out against human suffering and injustice.
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    Deborah Brown - Teacher Recognition Nominee
  • Hayden Frederick-Clarke

    Boston, MA
    Teacher, Grade 10

    He has a beautiful way of teaching math—through history, through the human experience...
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    Hayden Frederick-Clarke - Teacher Recognition Nominee
  • Jana Karp

    Boston, MA
    Teacher

    She creates a warm environment for children who otherwise wouldn't have after school programs
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    Jana Karp - Teacher Recognition Nominee
  • Jennifer Edmiston

    Willowick, OH
    Teacher, Grade 8

    She is a perfect example of a teacher who truly cares about shaping her students for the future.
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    Jennifer Edmiston - Teacher Recognition Nominee
  • Kristina Greenfield

    Humboldt, IA
    Teacher, Grade 12

    The enthusiasm in her voice rings in her classroom, as do the newfound voices of her students.
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    Kristina Greenfield - Teacher Recognition Nominee
  • Lorenzo Williams

    Newark, NJ
    Teacher

    He is a mentor, a role model, a father figure, and a friend for many of our students.
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    Lorenzo Williams - Teacher Recognition Nominee
  • Mahalia Davis

    Memphis, TN
    Teacher, Grade 8

    Ms. Davis consistently strives to instill a sense of pride and community in her scholars.
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    Mahalia Davis - Teacher Recognition Nominee
  • Matt Vigil

    Denver, CO
    Teacher, Grade 6

    Matt has a passion [to] level the playing field for students...in his classroom, school, and beyond.
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    Matt Vigil - Teacher Recognition Nominee
  • Nick Coddington

    Tacoma, WA
    Teacher, Grade 9

    Students have discovered their common needs and forged friendships and understandings...
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    Nick Coddington - Teacher Recognition Nominee
  • Nicola Wetherall

    United Kingdom
    Principal/Administrator

    She created awareness around the school about the Holocaust.
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    Nicola Wetherall - Teacher Recognition Nominee
  • Raquel Druker

    Mexico City, Mexico
    Principal/Administrator

    She taught me the value of an education that awakens the intellectual appetite and moves the heart.
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    Raquel Druker - Teacher Recognition Nominee
  • Sara Ahmed

    San Diego, CA
    Teacher, Grade 6

    She inspired every student in her class to be open, respectful people in society.
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    Sara Ahmed - Teacher Recognition Nominee
  • Shaun Simpson

    Cape Town, South Africa
    Principal/Administrator

    He has created a senior management position tasked with taking [Facing History methods] school-wide.
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    Shaun Simpson - Teacher Recognition Nominee
  • Sondra Longo

    Lawrence, MA
    Teacher, Grade 10

    She helped me and many others find a place in a world we thought wouldn't offer us one.
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    Sondra Longo - Teacher Recognition Nominee
  • Sydney Hollon-King

    Brooklyn, NY
    Teacher

    Sydney stands up as an advocate for young adults, as well as teaching us to stand up for ourselves.
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    Sydney Hollon-King - Teacher Recognition Nominee