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Barnes & Noble calls for nominations for Teacher of the Year contest

There’s still time for students to nominate their favorite teacher to be the Barnes & Noble Teacher of the Year. The program provides middle and high school students with the opportunity to tell their communities how much they appreciate their teachers by writing essays, poems, or thank-you letters that share how their teacher has influenced their life and why they appreciate and admire their teacher.

Participating schools collect the essays and submit them to the Cool Springs Barnes & Noble store for consideration. Entries will be judged on the compelling nature of the teacher’s qualities, the sincerity of the student’s appreciation, and the quality of expression and writing.

The local winning teacher will be recognized at an event at the Cool Springs Barnes & Noble, where they will receive an award acknowledging their achievement. The student who wrote the winning essays or poems will receive a certificate of recognition and will also be honored at the store during a ceremony for the winning teacher.

The winning teacher will be entered into the regional contest, making him or her eligible to win a Nook Tablet and a $500 Barnes & Noble Gift Card. From the pool of regional winners, Barnes & Noble will name one teacher the Barnes & Noble National Teacher of the Year. The winning teacher will receive $5,000 and the title of “My Favorite Teacher.” The winner will be recognized at a special community celebration at their local Barnes & Noble store. The winning teacher’s school will receive $5,000.

Only middle and high school students and active teachers employed in elementary, middle or high schools in the United States are eligible to win. The contest rules can be found at

Posted on: 1/22/2013


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