Ron Clark Academy and Promethean Urges You to Thank a Teacher

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National essay contest to honor and recognize great teachers launches today. Thank A Teacher contest winners will be recognized during Teacher Appreciation Week.

The Ron Clark Academy (RCA) and Promethean, a global education company, announce the Thank A Teacher contest to celebrate great teachers.

Anyone in the contiguous United States can nominate an educator that has made or is making a difference in the lives of students. The organizations are looking for stories about teachers who are passionate about their jobs and have helped students excel.

Nomination Criteria:
1) An Essay (50 words or less) describing why this teacher should be honored. Please include a photo of the teacher as well as the teacher's contact information (phone and email).

2. Submit your nomination via email:

Deadline for nominations is April 26th.

Teachers may only be nominated once.Nominations will be accepted from US citizens and students must be over the age of 13 to participate. If under the age of 13, then a parent or guardian may submit on the students’ behalf.

The winner will receive a two-day, all expense paid trip to attend the RCA Educator Training Program and will be recognized on Promethean Planet. Representatives from RCA and Promethean will decide winners. Nominated photos and essay will be posted online at:

Winners will be announced on Tuesday, May 8th (National Teacher Appreciation day) during Teacher Appreciation week, May 7 – 11, 2012.

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The Ron Clark Academy is a highly acclaimed, nonprofit middle school in Atlanta that promotes innovation and engages its students through energetic teaching balanced by a strict code of discipline. Our goal is to extend our reach beyond our student body by having an impact upon students everywhere. Each year, thousands of educators from around the world participate in our Educator Training Programs to learn how to replicate the school's style, philosophy and success in their own schools. The Academy currently relies on outside funding for its academic and educator training programs.

About Promethean
Promethean. Spark Inspiration.
Promethean is a global education company committed to supporting teaching and learning. Our focus is on student-centered and collaborative learning. We do this through our integrated technology, training, content and assessment solutions that help teachers meet individual student needs. Our products are used in more than 850,000 classrooms around the world, and, the world’s largest interactive whiteboard community site, provides over one million members access to over 55,000 free teaching resources. With corporate headquarters in the U.K. and U.S., Promethean has products distributed through a network of partners in some 100 countries and is listed on the main market of the London Stock Exchange as Promethean World Plc (ticker symbol ‘PRW’).

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