2020 Teachers Who Made a Difference
The 2020 Teachers Who Made a Difference ceremony has been cancelled to help slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).
We thank everyone who took the time to submit a nomination. We hope to be back with our best ceremony yet in 2021.
The UK College of Education’s Teachers Who Made a Difference program began 22 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.
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.
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.