Now accepting nominations of inspiring teachers to be recognized at inaugural teacher awards gala

e-Connections Post

The Sacramento Unified Education Foundation is hosting its first ever Student Choice Awards program to honor inspiring teachers in the Sacramento City Unified School District at a gala on Thursday, May 18 at Memorial Auditorium.

This week, students and the district launched a social media campaign to nominate their most inspiring teachers to be recognized at the gala. Using the hashtag #SCUSDTAG, students throughout the district are using their social media to share with their networks which teacher(s) they would like to see recognized at the event.

The gala will celebrate all teachers and recognize inspiring nominees. Community members may also nominate a teacher for recognition at the event by purchasing a ticket for the gala. Proceeds will benefit foundation-supported educational programs in the district.

Teachers who are student-nominated will be honored at the gala. To nominate a teacher, students must describe why their choice is inspiring in 50 words or less. The deadline to nominate teachers for recognition at the gala is May 10.

To nominate a teacher or to learn more about the gala, please visit or e-mail Sam Starks at Students who wish to share their nominations with their social media networks are encouraged to use the #SCUSDTAG in their posts.