Congratulations to

Patricia West

History Teacher
Whittier Education Campus

Winner of the 2021 Honored Schools Life-Changing Teacher Award!

Patricia West - Winner of the 2021 Honored Schools Life-Changing Teacher Award!

Congratulations to

Patricia West

History Teacher
Whittier Education Campus

Winner of the 2021 Honored Schools Life-Changing Teacher Award!

I would love to thank Mrs. West for helping my friend get free eye exams. She set up appointments and helped us throughout the whole process. We were able to get free glasses for our eyes. She went above and beyond to make sure we were taken care of. Thank you so much Mrs. West!

– Whittier Student

I appreciate Ms. West because she pushes me to do my best and she always believes in everyone’s goals and dreams.

– Whittier Student

Mrs. West is by far the most influential teacher I’ve had throughout my educational experience. She is kind, nurturing, smart and engaging but most of all she is an outstanding teacher! Mrs. West made learning fun and relevant. It is because of Mrs. West that I am a true lover of American history today.

– Whittier Student

Ms. West reported to work every day excited to teach! She always had an engaging lesson and was never low on energy! She knew the name of every student she taught and the names of their siblings and parents. I have never encountered a teacher who taught with the same level of enthusiasm every day as Ms. West did. She truly cares about her students.

– Whittier Student

Ms. West is just an amazing, well-rounded teacher. She is so caring for her children. She is always happy to teach, and always has a smile on her face no matter what. She makes learning fun, and interesting. She is one of the adults at Whittier that makes me feel loved and appreciated. We’re all like one big family!

– Whittier Student

Honored Schools 2021-2022

Submissions for the 2020 Honored Schools Life-Changing Teacher Award are now closed. The recognition form for the 2021-2022 award cycle will be live when the new school year starts — we look forward to reading your recognition stories then! Honored Schools operates only in the Washington, DC metro area. Is your school located somewhere else? Recognize your teacher through our national platform at Honored.org!

Frequently Asked Questions

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How does my school become an Honored School?

Honored Schools is currently accepting inquiries for participation in our 2020-2021 school year program. If your school would like to learn more about participating in Honored Schools, please send us a note at hello@honoredschools.org. Honored Schools currently operates only in the Washington, DC metro area.

Who may be recognized?

Classroom teachers of any subject, full-time or part-time, currently teaching at your school may be recognized and are eligible for the Honored Schools Life-Changing Teacher Award. Other school staff members may also be recognized, but they are not eligible for the award.

Who may recognize a teacher?

Current or former students, and parents or other family members on behalf of students (particularly the younger ones who may need a hand completing the nomination form!)

How do you decide who is awarded the Honored Schools Life-Changing Teacher Award?

Award recipients will be selected from each region’s pool of submissions by Honored Schools’ national panel of teachers, in consultation with Honored Schools principals. The selection criteria takes into account both the qualitative and quantitative elements of the submissions, and it focuses on the important impact the teacher has made on the nominating student’s life. The panel will also consider the volume of submissions in proportion to school and class size and resource equity.

Will my teacher know about the recognition?

Yes! Your teacher will receive an email with your story and will know what an impact they’ve had on you. Your school will celebrate all recognized teachers in a variety of ways. Your nominations will also be published on honoredschools.org so that other people can read about all of the inspiring teachers at your school. Who knows, your teacher may become internet famous!

If my teacher is selected as the Honored Schools Life-Changing Teacher Award recipient, what happens?

Your teacher will receive a well-deserved $5,000 cash award and will be celebrated at your school and across the country! You and your teacher will also be featured on honoredschools.org.

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