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Celebrating Teachers

The College of Education knows that the influence of a good teacher can transform the life of a student. In 2012, as part of the College of Education’s fiftieth anniversary celebration, Dean Zionts founded the Celebrating Teachers initiative to acknowledge and honor the K-12 teachers who have had a powerful impact in the lives of DePaul students. 


Nominate a teacher who has made a difference in your life.

Current ​DePaul seniors are encouraged to nominate a K-12 teacher that has had an impact on their educational journey. 

Submissions must be received by noon on May 10, 2021 to be considered for this year's award.

If your nomination is selected, students must be available to film a Zoom interview on a date between May 17-2​8, 2021.  Teachers selected ​to be honored will, along with the students who nominated them, be invited to virtually a​ccept their awards at the June 10, 2021 College of Education Honors Convocation.

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If you know the teacher's current school, please enter that information below.
If not, please enter the name and location of the school where you were taught by the nominee.

Cancelled due to COVID-19

  • Nicole Small, nominated by Jacqueline Sanchez
  • Maggie Off, nominated by Nora Drew
  • Joseph Koshollek, nominated by Margaret Koshollek
  • Ping Wu, nominated by Michaela Milligan
  • Bonnie Carpenter, nominated by Delaney Spangler
  • Stephanie Payne, nominated by Shailar Webber
  • Sandy Schultz, nominated by Heather De Vries
  • Allison Kennedy, nominated by Alexandra Goodman
  • Holly Balk, nominated by Kirsti Zimmerman
  • Karen Cunningham, nominated by Sebastien Garzon
  • Amy Diamond, nominated by Daniela Rozo
  • Michael Hogan, nominated by Luciana Mendez Gonzalez
  • Ninos Khouchaba, nominated by Mevlude Becoja
  • Jeremy Mulkey, nominated by Savannah Buik
  • Andrew Walton, nominated by Alec Garza
  • Angela Marshall, nominated by Matt McFarland
  • Timothy DeBoer, nominated by Matthew Verive
  • Rick Foerster, nominated by Christine Mei
  • Kathy Poulopoulos, nominated by Izolda Gargano
  • Lynn Love, nominated by Mirlinda Isai
  • Aubrey Smith, nominated by Kevin Horwitz
  • Jaimee Stephens, nominated by Ana Cortes
  • Trish Conlon, nominated by Alicia Woppel
  • Nina Gdowski, nominated by Bobby Robaina
  • The Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, nominated by Timothy Hawkins
  • Alice Turner, nominated by Habeebah Mazcyk
  • Mary Ogarek, nominated by Aisha Ismail
  • Karen Rodrigues, nominated by John Porrazzo
  • Christine M. Spears, nominated by Shaunna Spears
  • Lisa Thyer, nominated by Micki Burton
  • Sunni Ali, nominated by Jeremy Rhoden
  • Amy Branahi, nominated by Phillip Brownlee
  • Jody Oeth-Boyd, nominated by Felicia Ibarra
  • Glenn Pnnau, nominated by Caelin Niehoff
  • Calvin Stark, nominated by Meena Vhora
  • Jaime Stasiorowski, nominated by Gregory Rothstein
  • Peter Voss, nominated by Shalini Gandhi
  • Christopher Cassidy, nominated by Katie Roznai
  • Myung Chi, nominated by Christian Marin
  • Rhonda Johnson, nominated by Darius Montaguey
  • Darlene Oakley, nominated by Alyson Hankwitz
  • Sofia Orlowski, nominated by Young-Ghee Kim
  • Michael Piskel, nominated by Alyssa Petrich
  • Michele Sanborn, nominated by Libby Villagomez
  • Kristin White, nominated by Kendall Raymond