The #DsTeachers Contest is Back!


All parents appreciate their kids’ teachers – but parents of kids with Down syndrome are even more grateful when great teachers, mentors, coaches and other educators touch and improve their children’s lives. May 2-6, 2016 is Teacher Appreciation Week and ds-connex is celebrating great #DsTeachers with a simple Facebook campaign intended to highlight 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!

How to Nominate a Teacher

The #DsTeachers Contest is back! Nominate an educator today Starting Monday, April 11, 2016 you can nominate the terrific #DsTeachers in your child’s life by submitting a photo and a brief story to contests@ds-connex.org. We’ll post all nominations to an album on the ds-connex Facebook page. Throughout the month of April, we’ll tally the likes and shares each nomination receives on their respective photo in the album. The contest will close at 3pm EST on Friday, April 29, 2016.

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 in the album.

And the Winner is…

The nominators with the top three posts by combined likes and shares (on their album photo) 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.

If you participated in last year’s contest, we welcome you to participate again this year!

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!


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