Mary Ann Vimont, founder of the Teachers Who Made a Difference Program, and Associate Dean Rosetta Sandidge
Mary Ann Vimont, founder of the Teachers Who Made a Difference Program, and Associate Dean Rosetta Sandidge

Teachers Who Made a Difference to Return in 2022

Due to a number of scheduling considerations for teachers and continued health precautions as Kentucky schools phase into in-person learning, the 2021 Teachers Who Made a Difference ceremony has been cancelled, and nominations are closed. We look forward to returning in 2022.

The UK College of Education’s Teachers Who Made a Difference program began 23 years ago and has recognized hundreds of teachers. Sponsored by private donations, the event was founded by Mary Ann Vimont, associate professor and director of alumni for the college.

Program Overview

Why do we do this? Teachers are exceptional people! They stimulate our minds, encourage and challenge us, support us, and inspire us to become who we want to be!

Honorees can be teachers, professors, principals or other education professionals. They do not have to be graduates of the University of Kentucky or residents of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

There is no specific selection process for the program. We simply want to recognize educators who made a positive impact on the lives of their students. However, the number of honorees to be recognized is limited, so organizers ask that nominators limit recognition to one educator per year.

Visit our Frequently Asked Questions for more information about the program.

Contact

If you have questions about the Teachers Who Made a Difference program, please contact Jeannine Schaefer in the UK College of Education Office of Advancement at (859) 257-4014.


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