"Of all the hard jobs around, one of the hardest is being a good teacher."
- Maggie Gallagher
Vroman’s Bookstore is excited to continue our Teacher of the Year tradition for the 2017-2018 school year! We had an overwhelming amount of nominations last year for incredible teachers all over Pasadena and the surrounding areas. Our 2016-2017 Teacher of the Year was Ms. Melinda Burkhardt of Lincoln Elementary in La Crescenta! Not only were we able to honor Ms. Melinda and Lincoln Elementary but we honored the other teachers that were nominated by posting them as blog entries on the Vroman’s Blog as well as having them on display at our Teacher Appreciation Reception in May.
With your help, we want to honor one of our community’s many outstanding teachers by naming them our 2017-2018 Vroman’s Bookstore Teacher of the Year. Nominate your favorite teacher by telling us why they deserve this award: Have they made a difference in your life? Have they inspired your love of reading? Do they go beyond the call of duty in their job? Do they make learning fun? Whatever the reason, tell us why your teacher deserves this special recognition.
To nominate: Send us a typed or handwritten essay of 500 words or less. (Must be legible.) Include your name, email, phone number, and address, along with the teacher’s name, and their school information.
Teachers must be school teachers who are currently employed by a school (private or public) in the Pasadena and surrounding areas. Teachers may teach any grade, any subject.
Emails can be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line Teacher of the Year. Mail entries can be sent to 695 E. Colorado Blvd. Pasadena, CA 91101, Attention: Teacher of the Year. You can also fill out a form online at vromansbookstore.com, or in the children’s department at the Vroman’s main store on Colorado and Vroman’s Hastings Ranch.
All submissions need to be received by Vroman’s Bookstore no later than 9pm PST on 3/23/18. The winner will be announced in April 2018 and an award ceremony will take place in May 2018.
The Prize: The Vroman’s Bookstore 2017-2018 Teacher of the Year will be awarded a $500 gift card and a commemorative plaque! A $500 gift card will also be donated to the Teacher of the Year’s school or library and a $100 gift card will be given to the person who submitted the nomination.