Symantec Honors Five Teach For America Educators for Classroom Innovation

Symantec Honors Five Teach For America Educators for Classroom Innovation

By Ashley Savageau, Symantec's Community Relations Mananger and a Teach For America Miami-Dade alumnus

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Friday, June 26, 2015 - 1:00pm

The month of June has a special place in my heart. Not only does it signal the start of barbecues and beach trips, but it also marks my company’s annual recognition of outstanding teachers. At Symantec, we believe that an excellent K-12 education can set children up for academic, career, and personal success, and that their teachers deserve our gratitude and support. We also believe that great teachers incorporate innovation, anticipate students’ needs, and continuously find new ways to add value to their classroom experience.  As a Teach For America alumnus myself, I’m thrilled that I can continue to support current corps members and alumni teachers.

That’s why I’m so honored to announce the winners of the 2015 Symantec Innovation in Teaching Awards. This year’s applicants contributed a vast spectrum of ingenuity, with their innovations ranging from creating student achievement data translation to building understanding and empathy among international students. While all are opening doors of opportunity to students, the five winning teachers were selected based on their successful innovation, collaboration, and measurable impact in the classroom. They will each receive a $1,000 personal award and $1,500 resource grant to further fuel innovative teaching in their schools, and will be offered an expenses-paid trip to further hone their craft at the Teach For America Educators Conference taking place next month in Jacksonville, Florida.

Read the rest of my blog here and check out the winners of this year's Symantec Innovation in Teaching Awards!

CATEGORY: Education