Nominate the Great #DsTeachers in Your Child’s Life for National Teacher Appreciation Week


Author: Emily Denholm, ds-connex Social Media Analyst

All parents appreciate our kids’ teachers – but parents of kids with Down syndrome are even more grateful when great teachers, mentors, coaches and other educators touch and improve our children’s lives. May 4-8, 2015 is Teacher Appreciation Week and ds-connex will celebrate great #DsTeachers with a simple Facebook campaign intended to celebrate those who make such a difference in the lives of kids with Down syndrome.

The nominators with the top three posts by combined likes and shares will receive a $250 (first prize), $125 (second) or $75 (third) donation from ds-connex to their Down syndrome walk team along with a $25 Barnes & Noble gift card for their child’s educator.

Teacher Appreciation Campaign photo

How to Nominate a Teacher

Starting Monday, April 6, 2015 you can nominate the terrific #DsTeachers in your child’s life by posting a photo and brief story on Facebook, tagging @dsconnex and using the hashtag #DsTeachers. Throughout the month of April, we’ll tally the likes and shares each nomination receives. The contest will close at noon EST on Friday, May 1st.

All photos and descriptions will be shared on the ds-connex Facebook page. All nominators, #DsTeachers, schools/orgranizations are encouraged to promote the contest and ask friends and family members on Facebook to like and share their nomination post.

And the Winner Is…

The nominators with the top three posts by combined likes and shares* will receive a $250 (first prize), $125 (second) or $75 (third) donation from ds-connex to their Down syndrome walk team along with a $25 Barnes & Noble gift card for their child’s educator. The three educators will be announced on ds-connex social media during Teacher Appreciation Week.

By nominating someone for the #DsTeachers program, you are giving ds-connex permission to share your submission via our Connexions blog and across multiple social platforms in order to raise awareness and appreciation of teachers, coaches and mentors in the Down syndrome community.

We look forward to seeing your #DsTeachers entries soon and hearing some great stories about the special teachers and educators in your child’s life!

*Only likes and shares on the original post and on the shared post by ds-connex will count as votes.


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