This August, we asked you to nominate the teachers in your lives who deserve our support. In honor of back to school month, we committed to donating 50 pairs of shoes to teachers across the country who have made a real impact on the lives of their students.
We received so many wonderful submissions, we couldn’t narrow down our selection to just 50! Instead, we decided to donate 87 pairs of shoes to all of the nominees who were entered to win. These lucky teachers should be receiving their shoes in the mail in the coming weeks, just in time to kick off the semester right!
Here are a few of the many notable submissions:
“My beautiful and loving daughter-in-law, Jamie, is on her feet all day teaching and nurturing a room full of adorable and highly energetic 1st graders! I have observed her “at work,” and her love and attentiveness to her students is off the charts! Such a heartwarming experience to observe! When her “work” day is done, she continues to be on the run after her adorable 1 year old daughter! Jamie has had bouts of plantar fasciitis due to her constant “on the go” life and I think the perfect back-to-school kick off would be a pair of your shoes to start her year off in comfort & keep her spreading her amazing gift of knowledge and LOVE!” — Kathy Morgan, Anaheim, CA
“Ms. Schoer taught our daughter first grade. She modeled compassion to the children every day and taught from a place of patience and love. She genuinely enjoyed her job and the children and they felt that and blossomed under her. She remained calm and caring in a job with high demands. She is a special person who has truly found her calling and we were blessed to have her in our daughter’s life.” — Martha Shepherd, Nashville, TN
“This teacher deserves more than I can ever give her. She is not only a great teacher but a great mom. She is entering her 29th year as an elementary teacher and she spends so much time at school planning and making sure she has everything set perfectly for her students. She has spent so much of her own money on her students and children in the school just because she wants them all to feel special. She has touched many children’s lives and many of them still come back to visit her on a daily basis before continuing to their own classroom. She works hard to not only do her best but she makes sure her co-workers have the materials and support they need to get the job done on top of taking care of her own class and family at home. She is very hard working and supports from Vionic would be a great way to start this new school year off for her and show her how much she means to so many people.” –Molly Finnegan, Madrid, NY
Congratulations to all of these very special educators!