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Congratulations to Teacher Wish List Giveaway Winners

Posted by: Kate White on 09/28/2016 12:00 AM EDT
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Thank you for dreaming big with SignUpGenius to honor deserving educators this back-to-school season. We appreciate the passion behind all of the teacher nominations submitted in our $5,000 Teacher Wish List Giveaway.

Each of our 10 winning teachers, selected at random, will receive $500 to stock their classroom this school year. Please join us in congratulating our winners: 

Courtney Irvan
Schultz Elementary, Klein, TX 

Dawn Minkoff
Overland Trail Elementary, Overland Park, KS 

“I nominated [Dawn Minkoff] because of her insatiable appetite for learning and teaching in creative and engaging ways. I know she spends hundreds of dollars purchasing supplies that will offer more opportunities to become their best selves. She is kind, tenacious and absolutely lovable!!”

– nominated by Beth P. 


Alice Somers
Richland Elementary, Memphis, TN 

Sue Ann Headley
Jefferson-Morgan Elementary, Jefferson, PA 

Amy Smith
Centennial Elementary, Edmond, Oklahoma 

Robert Lawson
Burr Elementary, Sterling Heights, MI           

“I nominated Mr. Lawson because he is AWESOME! I say that because not only is he a great teacher, he is truly a great person. … He is very involved at Burr Elementary — runs the chess club, built the school garden with help from students and parents, helps with the run, walk, jog club after school, loves doing science experiments…”

– nominated by Carly H. 


Stephanie Williams
Hillsboro High School, Hillsboro, MO 

Larry Kilroy
Brookfield School, Brockton, MA 

Katie Taylor
Wainwright Elementary, Houston TX 

Jason Rubin
Wings Park Elementary, Oelwein, IA 

teacher giveaway, wishlist, winner, announcement“Mr. Rubin is an amazing teacher! He cares deeply about the success of each and every one of his students.  …  I'm sure he'll use his prize money on his students, rather than himself, because that's just what he does.”

– nominated by Annette R. 


The praise poured out about our winners was amazing to hear. We appreciate all of our educators who are making a difference this school year. Congratulations again to all of our winners, and thank you to everyone who entered!


Posted by Dawn Minkoff on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 5:53 PM EDT
I am completely blown away by this nomination and believe that what I do is for no other reason than my love for instilling passion for learning in any way possible. My students are a big part of the highlights of my day and I am thankful everyday that I truly love my job as a teacher.
Posted by Alice Somers on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 8:53 PM EDT
I am so honored to have been nominated for this award and thrilled to receive it! I appreciate companies like Sign Up Genius, and parents like Susy Todd, who support and reward teachers. It is a difficult but extremely rewarding job!
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