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Teachers Who Made a Difference accepting nominations

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 The University of Kentucky College of Education and UK womens's basketball coach Matthew Mitchell are teaming up again this year to offer the Teachers Who Made a Difference program and are currently accepting submissions.

Now in its 16th year, the program gives individuals an opportunity to thank the teachers, principals, college professors or other educators who have inspired and motivated them to succeed. More than 1,800 teachers have been honored since the program’s inception.

“Teaching is my job, teaching is my passion. And it is something that I love and hope to do the rest of my life,” said Mitchell, the 2014 Teachers Who Made a Difference spokesperson. “It is a tremendous thing to be a teacher.”

The program does not select winners from a pool of nominees. Rather, the College of Education created the program to provide individuals a means to express thanks to educators who have impacted their lives. Honorees can be from anywhere and do not have to be affiliated with UK; however, the number of honorees to be recognized is limited. Organizers ask that each nominator limit recognitions to one educator per year.

To honor an educator, visit the website at education.uky.edu/Community/TWMAD and complete the online form, or download the printable form to mail in. The deadline for submissions is March 1.

The Teachers Who Made a Difference program will include a special recognition event and reception April 26, attended by both the teachers and their nominators.

For more information, contact the UK College of Education Office of Advancement by phone at 859-257-2666.