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Wanted: Kind Teachers for TeachKind’s Teacher Appreciation Contest!

Happy Teacher Appreciation Month! We want to thank all the teachers out there who are making a difference by showing compassion toward animals. Now you have a chance to recognize an educator you know who has gone above and beyond for animals in his or her school or classroom—with a nomination for TeachKind‘s Teacher Appreciation contest!

You can nominate a teacher at your child’s school, a friend, or even yourself. We want to hear all about the inspiring person you know who is setting an example for students by teaching them to treat animals with kindness.

To nominate a kind teacher to win TeachKind’s Teacher Appreciation contest, please fill out the form below by May 19, 2013, and let us know how this person has shown compassion towards or otherwise taken action to help animals this school year. Please also include a picture of the teacher with his or her class. We’ll choose the winners by assessing two criteria—how compassionate an example the teacher is setting for students through his or her actions (such as by encouraging students to try vegan foods, telling them about how important it is to adopt pets and not buy them, explaining why shoes shouldn’t be made of leather, etc.) and the effectiveness of the teacher’s actions to help animals this school year (for example, by getting a veggie burger added to the school lunch menu, volunteering to head up the school animal rights club, setting up a fundraiser to help a local animal shelter, etc.). Give us as many details as possible—we want to hear all about the teacher’s hard work! If we select the teacher you’ve nominated, we’ll be contacting him or her for consent before announcing the winner.

By submitting this form, you are agreeing to our collection, storage, use, and disclosure of your personal info in accordance with our privacy policy as well as to receiving e-mails from us.

For the teachers chosen as our winners, TeachKind will cater a vegan food party to accommodate approximately 30 students or the class of their choice! They’ll also receive a certificate to honor them for being kind to animals. Winners will be chosen by Wednesday, May 22, and contacted via e-mail. Good luck!

Did you know that PETA’s humane-education program, TeachKind, offers free materials, lesson plans, and helpful advice for teachers looking to make their schools and classrooms more compassionate toward animals? E-mail for more information about our program and resources!

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