Each year, the award-winning teachers are brought to our attention by former students who have experienced success in both their academic and life pursuits. These students tell us that they probably would not be where they are today without the inspiration, guidance, and these teachers  believing in their abilities to rise to the academic challenges of their classrooms.

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Gabriela Gonzalez, Angelica Ayala, Daniela Andrade, Elizabeth Morales, and Jim Spratling discuss why and how their former teachers made a difference.

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Kushal Patel, Ariel Sinelnikoff, Bernadette Romero and Nikki Ahrenstorff speak about why they recommended their nominees.