PTA Teachers – Making A Difference Program
The PTA Teachers – Making a Difference program is designed to showcase and publicize the outstanding dedication and support of teachers for PTA.
To recognize the special contributions of teachers at your school to PTA, California State PTA will select and feature their stories in our publications and on our website.
Nominations can be made throughout the year. Every nominated teacher will receive a letter of appreciation and a certificate. One teacher's name will be drawn monthly for special recognition, a free registration to the next California State PTA Annual Convention to be held May 7-10, 2014 in Los Angeles.
In addition, thanks to our sponsor, iFocus featuring Jungle Rangers, each month's featured teacher will receive a $75 gift card for school supplies.
This Month's Featured Teacher
Nominated by Ernest Righetti High PTSA
Santa Maria Valley Council, Fifteenth District PTA
PTA NOMINATION STATEMENT
"Mrs. Byrne isn't like all of the other teachers at my school. She looks at each of her students individually and pushes them to do their best and soak in every second of learning that she has to offer. I am a sophomore at Righetti High School. Mrs. Byrne is my honors English teacher; however, she also teaches regular English for tenth graders. On the first day of school, she told us not to worry about our letter grade; instead, she told us to focus on the learning aspect and only the learning aspect of her class and the grade that we aim for will follow. Last year, as a freshman, I took the PSAT just to get a feel of where I was. I took the test again this year and English went from my lowest to my highest score. I owe this improvement to Mrs. Byrne and I believe she deserves recognition for the work and effort that she puts into her job and students."
Last Month's Featured Teacher
Nominated by John Adams Elementary PTA
Riverside Council, Twenty-Third District PTA
PTA NOMINATION STATEMENT
"Mrs. Wilcoxon is a 5th grade teacher at John Adams Elementary School. She attends PTA meetings as often as possible and volunteers to help us with programs for our students. She is the key player in making sure that we have ordered enough books for all of our students in each grade level. Each of our students will receive their very own book 3 times within the school year. Mrs. Wilcoxon and her daughter select the books using the money our PTA earns during our book fairs, help arrange the books by reading level, and set up the multi-purpose room so the students can come pick out the book they want. Along with other volunteers, we are able to label each book with "A Gift from your PTA" and put the student's name on it. We are very happy for the assistance, recommendations for new programs and her willingness to lend a hand when needed."
To view the Honor Roll of all teacher honorees, click here.
Do you have a teacher you'd like to honor?
Recognition and Prizes
Teachers who are nominated will receive:
- Certificate of nomination
- Recognition on an Honor Roll banner at the California State PTA convention
- Opportunity for selection of their stories to be featured in California State PTA publications and on our website
Tell us about a teacher at your school and how their dedication and support for PTA makes them special by completing the application online. Honorees for this award should be:
- A PTA/PTSA member
- Credentialed teacher at a PTA school in California
If you have questions or need more information, please contact: email@example.com
California State PTA is pleased to acknowledge iFocus with Jungle Rangers as a sponsor of the PTA Teachers – Making a Difference program. The iFocus system features Jungle Rangers, an award-winning attention-training game that helps children ages 6 to 12 learn to focus while having fun. Learn more at www.junglerangerschallenge.com.