TO: All New Mexico Schools
From: Sally Newcomb, CRM, Barnes & Noble, Coronado Center, Albuquerque
Subject: BARNES & NOBLE “MY FAVORITE TEACHER” CONTEST DEADLINE APPROACHING
There’s still time for your school’s students to nominate their favorite teacher to be the Barnes & Noble Teacher of the Year!
The deadline is March 1, 2013.
The My Favorite Teacher program provides middle and high school students with the opportunity to tell their communities how much they appreciate their teachers by writing essays, poems or thank-you letters that share how their teacher has influenced their life and why they appreciate and admire their teacher. The teachers can be from Elementary, Middle or High School.
Participating schools collect the essays and submit them to the Albuquerque, Coronado Center Barnes & Noble store for consideration. Entries will be judged on the compelling nature of the teacher’s qualities, the sincerity of the student’s appreciation and the quality of expression and writing.
The local winning teacher will be recognized at an event at the Albuquerque, Coronado Center Barnes & Noble at 6600 Menaul Blvd., NE, where they will receive a special award acknowledging their achievement and additional recognition and praise from their community. The student who wrote the winning essays or poems will receive a certificate of recognition and will be honored at the Coronado Center store during a ceremony for the winning teacher.
The winning teacher picked from the Coronado Center store will be entered into the regional contest. Each regional winner will receive a NOOK Tablet™ and a $500 Barnes & Noble Gift Card. From the pool of regional winners, Barnes & Noble will name one teacher the Barnes & Noble National Teacher of the Year. The winning teacher will receive $5,000 and the title of “My Favorite Teacher.” The winner will be recognized at a special community celebration at their local Barnes & Noble store. The winning teacher’s school will receive $5,000.
Only middle and high school students and active teachers employed in elementary, middle or high schools in the United States are eligible to win. The contest rules can be found at www.bn.com/myfavoriteteacher <http://www.bn.com/myfavoriteteacher>.
We look forward to recognizing your teachers at our event soon.
Sally A. Newcomb
Community Relations Manager
Barnes and Noble Booksellers
6600 Menaul Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110