Who Inspired You to Become an Educator?

Share your story with us for a chance to win $2,000 in scholarships.

Inspired2Educate is a national recognition program that encourages current K-20 educators to honor the teachers or administrators who inspired them to embrace education as their life’s work.

Tell us your story in a video or in writing! Each quarter, PeopleAdmin will award one person with a $1,000 scholarship for professional development and $1,000 for their educational institution.

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2017 Inspired2Educate Winners

1st Quarter Winner
Michelle Hofmann

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2nd Quarter Winner

3rd Quarter Winner

4th Quarter Winner

2016 Inspired2Educate Winners

Dr. Kenneth Border

March 2016 Recipient
Dr. Kenneth Border

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April 2016 Recipient
Elizabeth Ramos Torres

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May 2016 Recipient
James Robertson

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June 2016 Recipient
Dr. Aimee Cribbs

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July 2016 Recipient
Stephanie Anderson

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August 2016 Recipient
Marjorie Masse

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September 2016 Recipient
Shonda Buchanan

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October 2016 Recipient
Ima Hicks

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November 2016 Recipient
Damon Adams

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December 2016 Recipient
Adam DeSimone

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How to Enter

Anyone who is currently an educator can participate in this program by submitting a written or video-recorded story through this website. Each quarter a $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to the winner for personal development and $1,000 will be awarded to their school or educational institution.

To enter, use the submission form to the right to submit a written or video story.

Not sure where to start? Here are a few questions to get you thinking:

  • Who is your all-time favorite educator?
  • In what way have you been inspired by this/these educators? Was there a specific interaction you had that was especially meaningful to you?
  • What impact did this/these educators have on your life, your career or general success?
  • What inspiring words do you have for others who might be considering a career in education?

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Share Your Story with Us!

We are so glad that you decided to share your story with us. Please use the boxes below to submit your official written or video-recorded story.

Sample Submissions

Sample written entry

“Bob Perry — still Coach Perry to me 15 years after graduation — helped motivate this novice, sophomore distance runner and his ninth- and 10th-grade teammates competing for our just-built high school with an ethos of patience, purpose, sacrifice and humility. He instilled passion, accountability and personal growth — plus love of the sport and of the journey — as we ascended from jayvee never-rans to state-meet finishers within three seasons…

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Sample video entry

Sample video entry