Congratulations to

Gabriela
Ramirez

Spanish Language Arts Teacher
Columbia Heights Education Campus

Winner of the 2020 Honored Schools Life-Changing Teacher Award!

Congratulations to

Gabriela
Ramirez

Spanish Language Arts Teacher
Columbia Heights Education Campus

Winner of the 2020 Honored Schools Life-Changing Teacher Award!

Ms. Ramirez is a kind and considerate teacher. She cares about her students and their well being. Whenever I have a problem, I go to her because I can count on her to give me great advice.

– CHINYERE REID

Ms. Ramirez is the best teacher I have had in my life. She is awesome. She’s nice, caring, funny, and positive. She made me and other students stay positive and never give up.

– AMY CARDOZA

Ms. Ramirez changed my life SO much because at first I would always skip my classes and get low grades because it is not the best at home, but Ms. Ramirez changed it all and now I go to school happy and healthy.

– SHY’ANE WITHERSPOON

Ms. Ramirez changed my life because when I felt sad or if I needed someone to be there for me in my tough times, she was there for me. She would support me in anything. She would help me in any way possible.

– CLAUDIA VILLANUEVA LEIVA

Ms. Ramirez makes me feel better when I’m upset and she helps me with my work. She makes me happy and she helps me when people are mean to me.

– KENYELL

Ms. Ramirez is a good teacher and she asks us if we need help if we don’t understand something she said. She is really patient and she listens to the students and helps us if we have personal problems and gives us good advice.

– CHRISTY

Honored Schools 2020-2021

Submissions for the 2020 Honored Schools Life-Changing Teacher Award are now closed. The recognition form for the 2020-2021 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 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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