Rack Room Shoes has launched its annual Teacher of the Year contest to celebrate the upcoming back-to-school season. Designed to honor teachers around the nation, individuals can recognize their favorite educators by nominating teachers who encourage and nurture students’ goals. Through the online contest the Charlotte, NC-based family shoes chain will award five winning schools a technology grant valued at $10,000 each. In addition, each winning teacher will receive free shoes for a year (equivalent to a $45 store voucher for 12 consecutive months).
“Rack Room Shoes has a long history of giving back to the communities we serve,” says said Brenda Christmon, senior director of Brand Communications. “Honoring teachers—especially after a year that required them to be more agile, flexible and creative than ever before— is a natural extension of our commitment to celebrating those who assist, encourage and help others without expecting anything in return.” Christmon adds, “We are eager to learn the stories of how teachers have gone above and beyond to connect with students during a season that was anything but normal.”
About the 2021 Teacher of the Year Contest:
- The Teacher of the Year Contests asks individuals to answer the question, “How does/did your favorite teacher encourage you to achieve real-life goals?”
- During the Teacher of the Year contest, parents, guardians, PTA members and other adults 18 years of age and older are encouraged to submit a video or photo, accompanied by a short paragraph explaining why the teacher they nominated is deserving of recognition.
- Nominations are open until Oct. 8th, and individuals can submit entries directly online on the contest website.
Public voting will take place Oct. 18 – Nov. 5 on the contest site and the winners will be announced on Nov. 22.