Teachers are among the most important people in our children’s lives. Every year, thousands of Virginia teachers spend countless hours, in and out of the classroom, making sure our children have the knowledge and skills they need to succeed.
Anyone who knows a teacher will tell you that they don’t do it for the money. In fact, according to the National Education Association, the average starting salary for a teacher is just $38,617. Yet, most teachers spend nearly $500 per year, of their own money, to purchase school supplies for their classrooms. That dedication was the inspiration for this contest and it’s why we’re donating $2,000 worth of gift cards to this cause. For more information, please visit our Official Rules page.
On Thursday, August 16, 2018, Garret Doll from K-95 helped us draw the winners of our 2018 Support Your Teacher Contest. This year, we received nearly 400 entries and an amazing 126 nominations! That shows you how much teachers mean to our community.
Each of the teachers announced will receive a $100 Visa gift card that they can use to help them purchase school supplies. To see who won, please check out the video below. On behalf of Chuck Jenkins, Long & Foster, Garret Doll, and K-95, we’d like to thank everyone who participated.
Although this promotion has ended, we encourage you to help support your local teachers by donating money, gift cards, school supplies, and pre-packaged snacks. Anything you can donate, no matter how small, will go a long way. Congratulations to all of our winners!