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
in Carlsbad with their entire class!
In 2001, Lincoln Financial Media stations KIFM, KSON and FM94/9 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," PO Box 889004, San Diego, CA, 92168.
(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.)
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.
Azusa Pacific University’s San Diego Regional Center combines a quality APU education with local convenience.
Featuring accelerated degree programs, master’s degrees, and teacher credentialing, the center focuses on programs that are tailored to the needs of adult learners. 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:
Teachers receive a $100 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.
to open our
Teachers Are Heroes
Photo Gallery and see
photos from the 2012