Those same small gestures expand to any school employee. Years after leaving the elementary school, I had a student return as a high schooler talking about the “pinky promise” he made with me and the cafeteria worker that he would bring in the few pennies owed for his lunch. The pinky promise was HIS idea! I will never forget the proud look on his face the following day when he brought in the money owed. Yes, we celebrated–BIG! The student loved telling the story especially the celebratory high fives and dancing he experienced when following through on his pinky promise. Was that a Life Changer event, you bet!
Every school employee is eligible for the National Life Group Life Changer of the Year Award. Did that “pinky promise” meet the Selection Criteria for the award?
A proven ability to make a beneficial difference in the lives of students
An ability to positively add to the development of the school’s atmosphere
A leader in his or her activities at the school and/or district level
A proven record of excellent performance at the professional level
A commitment to producing a nurturing atmosphere
In my opinion, all criteria was met with this teeny tiny pinky promise! Although my Life Changer story is not eligible for any prize, yours could be the winner of one of the prizes to be awarded.
Grand Prize Winner: $10,000 cash award
- $5,000 donation to school, $5,000 personal cash award
1st Runner Up: $7,000 cash award
- $3,500 donation to school, $3,500 personal cash award
2nd Runner Up: $5,000 cash award
- $2,500 donation to school, $2,500 personal cash award
Seven LifeChangers: $3,000 cash award
- $1,500 donation to school, $1,500 personal cash award
ANYONE may nominate a school employee for the Life Changer of the Year Award.
Nominations close Jan 31, 2015