Since 2001, KSON-FM 97.3 and 92.1 North County
have honored San Diego County's hard-working
teachers and educators.
Here's your opportunity to nominate - or even re-nominate - teachers who have
made a positive impact in your community.
Selected teachers are honored throughout the academic year with a special
award presentation at school, prizes for the teacher and classroom, plus an
opportunity to attend a celebration at
in Carlsbad with their entire class!
In 2001, Lincoln Financial Media stations
KIFM, KSON and FM94/9
created the Teachers Are Heroes program in partnership with
Azusa Pacific University. Since that time we have received
thousands of nominations for teachers throughout San Diego County.
Our listeners have told us heartfelt stories of teachers who are going
above and beyond their jobs in creating a life-long love for learning
in our children.
A panel of station and sponsor representatives read through all of
the nominations and select twelve teachers each year to recognize.
With the support of the San Diego County Office of Education
we are able to visit the schools and make a presentation at an all-school
assembly. The essay nomination is read aloud in front of the student
body, faculty and visiting parents.
Our recipients receive many great gifts, including but not limited
to, a special trophy, gift certificates for school supplies and a
classroom party by Wendy's. At the end of the year, all of our selected
teachers and their classes will be honored at a private celebration
at LEGOLAND® California
in Carlsbad! Please take a moment to recognize a hard-working teacher
or educator who has made a positive impact in your community.
TEACHERS ARE HEROES is presented by Azusa Pacific University. Sponsored
in-part by LEGOLAND® California, Wendy's and KSON.
To nominate a teacher, fill out and submit the entry form below,
and let us know in 500 words or less why that teacher is a hero.
You can also mail an entry, submitting the information below, to
"Teachers Are Heroes," 1615 Murray Canyon Rd. Suite 710
San Diego, CA 92108.
(To comply with Federal guidelines, we ask that you please have
a parent or legal guardian fill out and submit this form if you
are 17 years of age or younger.)
Azusa Pacific University is a comprehensive, evangelical, Christian
university located 26 miles northeast of Los Angeles. A leader in
the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities, APU is committed
to excellence in higher education.
Offering over 80 bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral
programs on campus, online, and at seven regional centers across
Southern California, APU has been recognized as one of U.S. News
& World Report's Best Colleges for six years running.
If you are seeking a San Diego university with a personal touch,
consider the San Diego Regional Center home of APU. To learn more,
Teachers receive a $100 Gift Card
and a gift certificate for office supplies.
In addition, on the day of the presentation, the entire class enjoys
a lunch party courtesy of Wendy's
and at the conclusion of the school year, teachers, classes and families
gather for a complimentary fun day at LEGOLAND®
which includes a private presentation ceremony.
to open our
Teachers Are Heroes
Photo Gallery and see
photos from the 2013