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Rack Room Shoes Launches Teacher of the Year Contest, Honoring Outstanding Educators

Rack Room Shoes Launches Teacher of the Year Contest, Honoring Outstanding Educators

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 20, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Rack Room Shoes is announcing its 2023 Teacher of the Year contest, recognizing exceptional teachers from around the country. The company invites individuals to nominate their favorite educators who inspire and guide students towards their goals.

The online competition will award five winning schools a technological grant worth $10,000 each, and each winning teacher will receive a $500 gift card to Rack Room Shoes. The grants will be used to upgrade the schools’ technology, allowing students to explore new opportunities and further their education.

How to Participate in the 2023 Teacher of the Year Contest

  • Share your story: Respond to the question, “How does/did your or your child’s favorite teacher encourage you or them to achieve real-life goals?”
  • Submit a photo: Along with a short paragraph, share a photo of your or your child’s favorite teacher that highlights their impact on you or your child.
  • Nominate: Parents, guardians, PTA members, and other adults 18 years and older are encouraged to nominate their favorite teachers.
  • Timeframe: Entries will be accepted now until Monday, March 6. Submit your entry directly online HERE.

In previous years of the contest, the company has supported schools in need of technology upgrades, provided laptops to classrooms, and even equipped an entire special needs classroom with new desks.

“The Teacher of the Year contest is an opportunity to say thank you to educators who have made a lasting impact on our lives and to give back to their schools in a meaningful way,” said Brenda Christmon, Senior Director of Brand Communication. “We value education and are committed to supporting teachers and local school initiatives that inspire and educate young minds.”

Grand Prize Details

  • Five winning schools will receive a $10,000 technology grant.
  • Five winning teachers will each receive a $500 gift card to Rack Room Shoes.
  • Public voting will take place from March 19 to April 3 on the contest site HERE.

Rack Room Shoes will announce the winners in early May and host a special presentation at the winning schools during the 2023 school year. 

About Rack Room Shoes
Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Rack Room Shoes is known as an innovator in the shoe industry for 100 years. Rack Room Shoes operates more than 520 stores nationwide under the Rack Room Shoes and Off Broadway Shoe Warehouse brands. Both brands offer a great variety of on-trend styles for women, men and children in athletic, comfort and dress categories, while providing a delightful and trusted shopping experience for our valued customers. Through Rack Room Shoes Gives, our ongoing philanthropic program, we provide ways in which customers and employees can seek support for charitable organizations, instilling trust and inspiration in the communities we serve.

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