School of Education Accepting Nominations for Next Class of Inspirational Educators

Posted on June 10, 2024

2024 Inspirational Educators honorees

Nominate an Inspirational Educator

Following a successful return of its Inspirational Educators program this year, the UNC Greensboro School of Education has opened nominations for the Class of 2025. Nominations are due no later than October 31, 2024.

Launched in 2018, Inspirational Educators recognizes educators who have made a transformative impact on students’ lives. The UNC Greensboro School of Education values the difference educators make in engaging communities and promoting life-changing opportunities through education while remaining steadfast in the advancement of equity, diversity, and inclusion.

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The goals for the Inspirational Educators program are simple: elevate the profession of education, create an opportunity to honor people who have made a difference in the lives of others, and raise much needed funds for our future educators. A permanent recognition, the Inspirational Educators Wall, is displayed in the School of Education Building.

All monies raised through the nomination of Inspirational Educators funds Student Excellence Awards for UNC Greensboro School of Education students. When you nominate an Inspirational Educator, your gift not only honors a legacy, but inspires our students and helps us provide them with the best preparation possible. Over time, the School of Education will honor 1,000 Inspirational Educators.

Honorees, or nominators, do not have to be a UNC Greensboro graduate or otherwise affiliated with the UNC Greensboro School of Education.

If you have questions, please email Courtney Dabney, Senior Director of Development, at [email protected].

How it Works

A gift of at least $1,000 ensures a permanent place on the Inspirational Educators Wall for the honoree.

  • An Inspirational Educator may be nominated by a single individual or by groups of individuals, such as family, friends, colleagues, classroom parents, or alumni who share the cost of the nomination.
  • An Inspirational Educator may be honored more than once.
  • Your $1,000 gift may be paid in installments over a 12-month period.
  • All gifts in support of Inspirational Educators are tax-deductible.

All nominees will be reviewed by a committee. Once accepted as an Inspirational Educator, we will notify your honoree and their family. We will include the name of the nominator(s) in this information at their discretion.