As part of Lexmark's 20th anniversary celebration, we announced INSPIRE: Lexmark's Teaching Award. Each academic year, Lexmark recognizes elementary, middle and high school teachers across Central Kentucky for their outstanding contributions in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education. A $1,000 award is granted to one teacher per month to be used for his or her classroom needs.
INSPIRE: Lexmark’s Teaching Award was established to highlight and salute exceptional elementary, middle and high school teachers who teach science, technology, engineering, and/or math in designated Central Kentucky counties. During each academic school year, one teacher per month will be awarded $1,000 to be used to promote STEM education for his/her classroom.
Nominations should come from students, colleagues, parents, school administrators, or community leaders and must be submitted online. To do so, complete the online nomination form and provide one reference letters (limit to one page). Eligible nominees must teach in one of the following Central Kentucky counties:
Nominations will be accepted during the academic year (August - April)
All nominations will be reviewed and awarded monthly by a committee consisting of Lexmark employees. The teachers and their schools will be notified by a Lexmark representative if they have been chosen for the award. When possible, Lexmark will make arrangements to present the INSPIRE: Teaching Award to the recipient at his or her school.
Students, fellow teachers, parents, administrators, or community members are able to nominate a teacher of their choice from the Central Kentucky area. Only nominations of teachers who work in the science, technology, engineering, and math field of a qualifying Central Kentucky county will be accepted. Self nominations are not accepted for the INSPIRE award.What is the nomination deadline?
Nominations will be accepted through the academic year (August – April)What is the selection process?
All nominations will be reviewed and monthly award winners selected by a selection committee consisting of Lexmark employees. The teachers and their schools will be notified by a Lexmark representative if they have been chosen for the award. When possible, Lexmark will make arrangements to present the INSPIRE: Teaching Award to the recipient at his or her school.How should the $1,000 award be spent?
The INSPIRE: Teaching Award should be used to promote STEM education for the recipient's classroom.
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