Honor a Teacher and They Could Win Up to $500

May is National Teacher Appreciation Month, and we want to start it off right! If the last few weeks have taught us anything, it’s that teachers deserve so much more credit for all they do than they are given. As many of us may have learned recently, it’s not an easy job!

That’s why, in the weeks leading up to Teacher Appreciation Month 2020, we’ll be showing our appreciation for all the teachers who make a difference in the lives of students across Middle Tennessee in a big way.

Nominate a Teacher

Between April 1 and April 15, anyone can nominate a deserving K-12 teacher in Middle Tennessee by completing the nomination form at the bottom of the page or by clicking below.

Nominate a Teacher

Vote for a Teacher

Between April 1 and April 30, voting begins! Cast your vote for your favorite teacher, and when we tally them up, the top ten teachers in number of votes will receive a prize to honor all the hard work they’ve done and lives they’ve touched.

Ready to start? Scroll down to view all our current nominees. By selecting “View Entry Details”, you can learn more about that teacher, and fill out a ballot to vote for them! One vote is allowed per valid email address.

There’s a lot of teachers out there in our fair state who deserve appreciation. Let your friends and family know about our contest so they can give a shout-out to an outstanding teacher in their lives!

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Prizes Include

each for 1st – 5th place winners

each for 6th – 10th place winners

We’ll announce the winners at noon on Facebook Live on May 5th, so don’t forget to tune in!


Kari Bahorik is deserving of the Outstanding Teacher Award because of her wonderful ability in meeti

Kari Bahorik

Mrs. Clark is such a light for my daughter she loves going to school and misses her so much right no

Kortney Clark

Deana has worked tirelessly to create an outstanding AV department at Wilson Central High School. H

Deana Duncan

I would like to tell you about a wonderful teacher, Ms. Eddins. I feel it is very important for me t

Jennifer Eddins

Mrs. Engebretson is my daughter’s Kindergarten teacher. She has instilled a love of learning a

Jessica Engebretson

She’s a great teacher, loves her kids and the community and makes sure they are excelling and havi

Carrie Engelhardt

Mrs. Estepp exemplifies everything a kindergarten teacher should be! My daughter joined the class af

Kelly Estepp

Mrs. Hall is the perfect blend of kind, caring, strict, and loving a young child needs. She has had

Sherry Hall

She has been with my son for 3 years now . She always goes out of her way to make sure he is on trac

Sharon Hodge

Ms. Johnson is the most outstanding teacher I have ever met. She is so passionate about teacher her

Kristin Johnson

Macey goes above and beyond for her students. When schools closed she stepped up to teach her fellow

Macey Johnson

Ms. Klingmann is the best Kindergarten teacher. She always makes sure her students are loved and kno

Nicole Klingmann

Miss Means is going above and beyond for her “kids”. She has a Facebook group for them,

Donna Means

Mrs. Shelley Misch is my son’s second grade teacher. She pours 110% into her students each and eve

Shelley Misch

Mrs. Parks is a very dedicated teacher as are so many in Middle Tennessee during this unusual time.

Rebecca Parks

He dedicates an enormous amount of his time and energy year round toward his band students and he im

Jim Reed

Mrs Sloan goes above and beyond for her students. She always makes sure that they doing their best a

Wynde Sloan

Mr. Van Dyke is the most caring and supportive teacher I’ve ever had. He means a lot to many stude

Jim Van Dyke

Sarah Witt masterfully engages her students with challenging academics, hands on projects, and digit

Sarah Witt

Submit Your Nomination Below

  • Principal email address required to verify teacher's place of employment.
  • This is going to appear on the voting page to inform others about the nominee. Tell us (using up to 500 characters) about the nominee. You may upload an image or video.
  • Supported video hosts include: YouTube, Vimeo, and Vzaar.

    Please link to a video of the nominee (using one of the supported video hosts). If no video is available, you may use an image instead. Please note that videos may perform better in generating votes for your nominee.
  • *By submitting this form, you are giving us permission to send you emails pertinent to this contest, as well as receive occasional updates from our law firm. We will never share your information and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Terms & Conditions: Only teachers in the Middle Tennessee region are eligible to win. Teacher’s name, photo, and school will be published to the Ponce Law website within 1-2 business days of submission. All submissions will be reviewed by Ponce Law prior to publishing. Submitting inappropriate photos or false information will result in automatic disqualification. Contest runs from Wednesday, April 1, 2020, to Thursday, April 30, 2020. First through fifth place finishers will receive $500. Sixth through tenth place finishers will receive $100.