Nominations being accepted for Teachers' Wall of Fame

Thursday, May 7, 2009

The University of Western Ontario's Faculty of Education and the London Public Library are now accepting nominations for the 2009 Teachers' Wall of Fame.

Students, former students and fellow educators are invited to think of a primary school or high school teacher, either retired or nearing retirement, who best exemplifies what a great teacher really is – inspiring, enthusiastic, patient, imaginative, dedicated, optimistic, and a little bit magical. Teachers change lives. Students remember.

The Teachers’ Wall of Fame was initiated in 2005 to coincide with World Teachers Day on October 5. Recipients will be chosen from nominations received by May 31 and from teachers who were nominated during the 2008 competition. The induction will be held at the Faculty of Education on October 5.

Nominators are asked to compose an essay of no more than 750 words outlining the talents and gifts of their nominated teacher, explaining why that special teacher should join the other outstanding educators who have been inducted to the Teachers’ Wall of Fame.