Woodville Tompkins teacher Bertha Delgadillo was surprised in her classroom Friday when she found out she is one of just fifteen educators nationwide chosen to be recognized as a LifeChanger of the Year by the National Life Group Foundation. She will receive a $3,000 award – $1500 for herself and $1500 for her school.
LifeChanger of the Year recognizes and rewards the very best K-12 public and private school educators and employees across the United States who are making a difference in the lives of students by exemplifying excellence, positive influence and leadership. In order to be selected as a LifeChanger of the Year winner, nominees must demonstrate the following: • Make a positive impact in the lives of students • Enhance their school or district’s atmosphere, culture and pride • Demonstrate exemplary leadership at the school and/ or district level • Possess a proven record of professional excellence • Show commitment to building a nurturing environment that supports learning Adhere to the highest moral and ethical standards
Ms. Delgadillo was selected after being one of 832 nominations from across the country. Her nominator was fellow Woodville Tompkins teacher Christopher Lecount. The winners were chosen by a committee of past winners and education professionals.
Ms. Delgadillo will found out the news on Friday, when visitors from the National Life Group Foundation surprised her in her classroom.