2018-19 Winners

We are proud to introduce the K-12 educators and school employees who have been selected as 2018-2019 LifeChanger of the Year national award winners. These individuals have been chosen by our selection committee from 830 nominees nationwide.

Grand Prize Finalists

These educators have received $5,000 to be shared between a $2,500 individual award and a $2,500 donation to their school or district. Additionally, they will attend our National Awards Ceremony in Kauai, HI in early May, where the Grand Prize Winner will be revealed and receive an additional $5,000 to share with their school.

JENNIFER LEMOINE

Aurora, CO

KEISHIA THORPE

Bladensburg, MD

SAMUEL KING

Belle Glade, FL

TARENCE WHEELER

River Rouge, MI

LifeChanger Award Winners

In addition to our Grand Prize Finalists, ten educators will be chosen to receive $3,000 to be shared between a $1,500 individual award and a $1,500 donation to their school or district.

BERTHA DELGADILLO

Savannah, GA

BRENDA YOUNG

Reseda, CA

ELIAS BRANTLEY

Irvington, NJ

SANDRA KOWALCZYK

Sun Prairie, WI

SANDY AUSTIN

Arvada, CO

 

Spotlight Award

The 2018-19 Spotlight Award was given to Jenna Rycek in Garden City, KS for her exemplary work as a school psychologist. She received $5,000 to be shared between a $2,500 individual award and a $2,500 donation to her school.

 

JENNA RYCEK

Garden City, KS

 

Who Will Be Next?

We still have several awards left! We’ll be surprising the remaining winners at their schools over the next couple of months. All winners will be announced by early May.

Grand Prize Finalist

1 award remaining

$5,000 to be split between a $2,500 individual cash award and a $2,500 donation to the winner’s school/district.


LifeChanger Award Winners

5 awards remaining

$3,000 to be split between a $1,500 individual cash award and a $1,500 donation to the winner’s school/district


LifeChanger Spirit Award

1 award remaining

This award will be given to the LifeChanger whose community demonstrates the most support for their nomination. To learn how you can rally behind your LifeChanger, visit our Support Your LifeChanger page.

$5,000 to be split between a $2,500 individual cash award and a $2,500 donation to the winner’s school/district


Honor Roll

30-35 members

Recognizing our strongest LifeChangers in a particular nomination period who didn't make the top 15.

$50 Visa gift card to the nominee, as well as some surprise goodies.