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Nominate your inspirational teacher

Calling ALL Boise State teacher candidates graduating Winter 2019 or Spring 2020: Who inspired YOU?

Nominate your inspirational teacher for the Pesky Award for Inspirational Teaching!

The Pesky Award for Inspirational Teaching recognizes kindergarten through 12th-grade teachers in Idaho and beyond who make a major difference in the lives of their students through their passion and caring.

Each of the four teachers selected for the awards receives $2,000, and his/her school receives $500. It is the only award known of its kind in the country.

2019 Pesky Award for Inspirational Teaching nominations

Who Inspired You?

Ardent supporters of improved education, Alan and Wendy Pesky, founders of the Lee Pesky Learning Center, created the award because they wanted to recognize those extraordinary teachers who ignite a fire in their students at some point to become a teacher themselves, and then light a similar fire in the lives of the children they teach. The Peskys created the award in 2011 with the College of Education through a mutual vision to honor and recognize inspiring teachers.