Announcing the Great American Teach-Off 2012: Nominate a Teacher in Grades 7-12 to Win $10K

Know an amazing teacher for grades 7 through 12? Nominate him or her to win a $10K classroom grant.

GOOD and University of Phoenix are proud to announce the launch of The Great American Teach-Off for teachers in grades 7 through 12. Last time, we found amazing teachers who taught in grades kindergarten through sixth grade, so now it's the chance for middle school and high school teachers to get involved! (Click here to see which elementary school teacher won).

This contest is a nationwide competition to celebrate teachers who are making a positive impact in America's classrooms. Here's how it works: Click here to nominate an outstanding teacher for seventh through twelfth grade—it can be one you've had, your child's, or even yourself—by February 20. We'll select the finalists based on how he or she makes a positive difference for students; how creativity and innovation is fostered in the classroom; and what impact he or she has made on the greater school community.

We'll announce the top 10 finalists on March 5. All finalists will record videos responding to a short list of questions about their teaching experience, and the GOOD community will vote for one teacher to receive a $10,000 classroom grant. The teacher with the most votes wins!

Many of us take for granted all of the amazing teachers in our lives. Maybe it's your hard-working coworker, or a neighbor that stays up late grading papers, or that tenth grade teacher that told you not to give up when it counted. Give them the spotlight they deserve by clicking here to nominate an outstanding educator today!

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