Teachers Are Heroes

Since 2001, FM 94/9 and Azusa Pacific University have honored San Diego County's hard-working teachers and educators.



Here's your opportunity to nominate - or even re-nominate - teachers who have made a positive impact in your community.

Selected teachers are honored throughout the academic year with a special award presentation at school, prizes for the teacher and classroom, plus an opportunity to attend a celebration at
LEGOLAND® California in Carlsbad with their entire class!
In 2001, Lincoln Financial Media stations KIFM, KSON and FM 94/9 created the Teachers Are Heroes program in partnership with Azusa Pacific University. Since that time we have received thousands of nominations for teachers throughout San Diego County. Our listeners have told us heartfelt stories of teachers who are going above and beyond their jobs in creating a life-long love for learning in our children.

A panel of station and sponsor representatives read through all of the nominations and select twelve teachers each year to recognize. With the support of the San Diego County Office of Education we are able to visit the schools and make a presentation at an all-school assembly. The essay nomination is read aloud in front of the student body, faculty and visiting parents.

Our recipients receive many great gifts, including but not limited to, a special trophy, gift certificates for school supplies and a classroom party by Wendy's. At the end of the year, all of our selected teachers and their classes will be honored at a private celebration at LEGOLAND® California in Carlsbad! Please take a moment to recognize a hard-working teacher or educator who has made a positive impact in your community.

TEACHERS ARE HEROES is presented by Azusa Pacific University. Sponsored in-part by LEGOLAND® California, Wendy's and FM 94/9.


To nominate a teacher, fill out and submit the entry form below, and let us know in 500 words or less why that teacher is a hero.

You can also mail an entry, submitting the information below, to "Teachers Are Heroes," 1615 Murray Canyon Rd. Suite 710 San Diego, CA 92108.

(To comply with Federal guidelines, we ask that you please have a parent or legal guardian fill out and submit this form if you are 17 years of age or younger.)

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Azusa Pacific University is a comprehensive, evangelical, Christian university located 26 miles northeast of Los Angeles. A leader in the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities, APU is committed to excellence in higher education.

Offering over 80 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs on campus, online, and at seven regional centers across Southern California, APU has been recognized as one of U.S. News & World Report's Best Colleges for six years running.

If you are seeking a San Diego university with a personal touch, consider the San Diego Regional Center home of APU. To learn more, click here: www.apu.edu/sandiego

Teachers receive a $200 Gift Card for GTM Stores and a gift certificate for office supplies.

In addition, on the day of the presentation, the entire class enjoys a lunch party courtesy of Wendy's and at the conclusion of the school year, teachers, classes and families gather for a complimentary fun day at LEGOLAND® California which includes a private presentation ceremony.






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FERREIRA

Becky Ferreira - Escondido Christian School

Pictured left to right, Colleen Davidson, Lincoln Financial Media Co. of CA, Becky Ferreira, honored educator from Escondido Christian School, Jennifer Jordan, Azusa Pacific University.

CAMERON

Lani Cameron - St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School

Pictured, left to right, Colleen Davidson, Lincoln Financial Media Co., Lani Cameron, honored educator, Jennifer Jordan, Azusa Pacific University, Elizabeth Joseph, Principal, St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School.

NORTHRIDGE

Mary Northridge - Buena Vista Elementary, Carlsbad

Pictured left to right, Music Watson of the SD Office of Education, Mary Northridge, honored educator, Buena Vista Elementary, Bev de Nicola, Public Information Officer, Carlsbad Unified School District.

CASTER

Amy Caster - Horizon Prep School

Pictured left to right, Lisa Contraras, SD Office of Education, Amy Caster, honored educator from Horizon Prep, Colleen Davidson, Lincoln Financial Media Co. of CA, Jennifer Jordan, Azusa Pacific University.

LAW

Nancy Law - Rolando Elementary

Pictured left to right, Kim Torik, Lincoln Financial Media, Janelle Scheftner, Prinicipal of Rolando Elementary, Nancy Law, honored educator, Jennifer Jordan, Azusa Pacific University, Music Watson, SD Office of Education.

MAXON

Blake Maxon - Poinsettia Elementary

Pictured left to right, Lisa Contreras, SD Office of Education, Russell Goodrick, Azusa Pacific University, Blake Maxon, honored educator, Colleen Davidson, Lincoln Financial Media Co. of CA, Jennifer Jordan, Azusa Pacific University.

PAPER

Jana Paper - Lemon Crest Elementary

Pictured left to right, Kim Torik of Lincoln Financial Media Co. of CA, Music Watson from the SD Office of Education, honored educator Jana Paper, John Burlison from Azusa Pacific University.

STEMM

Alicia Stemm - Mt. Woodson Elementary

Pictured left to right, Music Watson, SD Office of Education, Alicia Stemm, honored educator, John Burlison, Azusa Pacific University, Jennifer Jordan, Azusa Pacific University.

KULIS

Bobbie Kulis - Sweetwater Springs Elementary

Pictured left to right, Music Watson, SD Office of Education, Jennifer Jordan, Azusa Pacific University, Bobbie Kulis, Honored Teacher from Sweetwater Springs Elementary, Monica Robinson, Sweetwater Springs Principal.

SAFFER

Neil Saffer - Madison Elementary

Pictured left to right, Kim Torik of Lincoln Financial Media Co. of CA, Jennifer Jordan from Azusa Pacific University, honored educator Neil Saffer, Music Watson from the San Diego County Office of Education.

MORRIS

Ashley Morris - Feaster Charter Elementary

Pictured left to right, Kim Torik, Lincoln Financial Media Co. of CA, Ashley Morris, honored educator, Jennifer Jordan, Azusa Pacific University.

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Each month, FM 94/9 selects a local teacher to be honored in our program, "Teachers Are Heroes."  Enter the information below for the teacher you are nominating.

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