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Nominate An Educator Who Has Inspired You

Inspire Federal Credit Union is accepting nominations for their annual Teacher of the Year contest. The nomination period began March 5, 2018 and ends Wednesday, March 21 at midnight.

The contest is open to current Bucks County school educators, grades K through 12. Nominations can be made by students, parents, colleagues and others within the community that want to recognize teachers who exemplify the character it takes to make an impact in and out of the classroom.

“The teachers in our schools go above and beyond the classroom to ensure our children continue down the path to success,” said Jim Merrill, Inspire FCU’s President/CEO. “These teachers spend countless hours educating the youth in our community and it is important they’re recognized for their hard work and dedication.”

To nominate a teacher for Bucks County Teacher of the Year, visit and fill out the digital submission form.

“A committee of Inspire FCU management, board members, and other selected individuals in the education community, will review application submissions.” said Merrill. “The top three finalists will be invited to an awards ceremony where the 2018 Bucks County Teacher of the Year winner will be announced.”

The winner of the award will receive $2,500, while the other two finalists will receive $1,000. Each educator’s school will also receive $500. This year the 2018 Bucks County Teacher of the Year is sponsored by SVN | Ahia Commercial Real Estate, Kim Rock | Keller Williams Real Estate, Lykon Automotive, Peruzzi Nissan, and our exclusive media sponsors, and The sponsorships have made it possible to increase the award amounts for the Bucks County finalists and their schools.

“As journalists, our news organization has covered the Teacher of the Year contest for several years. This year, we’re thrilled to be the media sponsor and take part in recognizing our county’s top educators,” said and Publisher Tom Sofield.

Members of the community are encouraged to follow Inspire FCU’s Facebook page for contest updates and the opportunity to vote for the 2018 Bucks County Teacher of the Year nominees.

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