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Nominate an Education Champion

Do you know a committed youth worker who has at least five years of direct impact in service of K-12 Indiana youth? Nominate them to be our 2022 Education Champion!

The School on Wheels Education Champion award recognizes an individual who devotes their time, expertise, and focus to supporting youth and championing education in Indiana. This simple two-step process celebrates champions of education and has a lasting impact.

  • Step 1: take just 5 minutes to nominate an educator or youth worker doing great things for their community anywhere throughout Indiana!
  • Step 2: follow up with your nominee and encourage them to fill out the nomination form they’ll be sent by School on Wheels. This form asks for basic contact information, a current resume, and five short essay responses that’ll help us learn more about the great work they do!

A panel of judges will select the 2022 School on Wheels Education Champion Award winner. The winner receives public media recognition and a $1,000 stipend for a project or program that will benefit their students.

Nominations are open March 3 – April 3, 2022. The winner will be confirmed by April 29, 2022.

Nominate your Education Champion here. Questions? Contact Kelly at kelly@indysow.org or 317.202.9100

Want to learn more about past Education Champions? Check out more info on them below!

  • 2020 Education Champion: Stacy Pigg, Culture and Climate Specialist at Cold Spring School 
  • 2019 Education Champion: Brian Sawa, School Counselor
  • 2018 Education Champion: Megan Thomas, Social Worker
  • 2017 Education Champion: Cassie Brooks, Health and Physical Education Teacher
  • 2016 Education Champion: Rebecca Pfaffenberger, Middle School Teacher
  • 2015 Education Champion: Dustin Ecker, Elementary School Teacher
  • 2014 Education Champion: Aster Bekele, Founder & Executive Director of Felege Hiywot Center
  • 2013 Education Champion: Patrick Jones, Teacher