There is no doubt 2020 has been an incredibly difficult year for many workers. Almost every business has had to reimagine how they interact and serve their customers.
One group that has really had to pivot how they do their job and also learn new skills is our teachers. But not only that, according to one source, teachers spent an average of $745 on school supplies during the 2019/2020 school year, and most teachers spend their own money on distance learning materials. After reading about so many teachers going above and beyond the call of duty, the attorneys at Diehl & Hubbell decided it's time to give back.
To show our appreciation, the law firm of Diehl & Hubbell has started a Teacher Appreciation Program which awards one teacher a $250 gift card for classroom supplies every month. All teachers from elementary through high school are eligible.
If you know a teacher who has volunteered their personal time and finances to the benefit of their students and has gone above and beyond, you can nominate them to win! To participate in the Diehl & Hubbell Law Firm Teacher Appreciation Program, fill out the easy entry form below, then go back every day to cast your vote again for your teacher. Feel free to share the link with your family and friends to increase your teacher’s chances of winning. We encourage schools to put the link on their school website to help their teachers receive nominations and for teachers to share the link with their friends, family, and parents of students.
Click here to nominate your favorite teacher!
Debbie is a special teacher who clearly does go "above and beyond" for her students. We heard about how in an in a year that has posed many challenges, Mrs. Boylan has been a beacon of light to her students. She created a “Bookmobile,” a mobile library utilizing her own vehicle and supplying books she has bought with her own money and resources so students have access to books. Mrs. Boylan also created other programs like: “Geo Buddy” a program where students send and receive postcards from all over the globe teaching students about culture and diversity; we were told about how Mrs. Boylan volunteers her time by mentoring struggling students and has lunch with them 1-on-1 to provide a safe space to speak about life; Debbie supports other teachers by participating in the “Cincinnati Buddy Walk” for children with Down Syndrome and Cerebral Palsy. Debbie Boylan is truly a wonderful teacher with a big heart!
Jerome Noe(pictured with Principal Cliff Franz)
We heard from so many parents, students and co-workers about how much Mr. Noe has positively impacted his students. One story that really moved us was when he personally drove out of his way to a student’s house to hand-deliver work when a family was quarantined. We heard about Mr. Noe's passion for teaching, how he truly cares about his student’s well-being and how much FUN he brings to learning! One parent mentioned to us how Mr. Noe has transformed their student from one who struggled to get up in the morning and never wanted to talk about his day, into a boy who now enjoys and looks forward to school and is excited to tell them about what he has learned, all thanks to Mr. Noe! While we were there, one student told us how he used to hate math and now he actually enjoys and looks forward to school and is excited to tell them about what he has learned, all thanks to Mr. Noe! While we were there, one student told us how he used to hate math and now he actually enjoys it! Congratulation and well done, Mr. Noe!
Out of the 100+ nominations we received, Mr. Kline's really stood out to us because of all the examples of how he truly embodies the “go above and beyond” for his students. Mr. Kline supports his students not only in the classroom but also outside of class time. Some examples include: holding a Zoom meeting on a Sunday afternoon to help a struggling student prepare for an upcoming math test, personally delivering a forgotten calculator to a student’s front porch when that student was quarantined and unable to come retrieve it from school, and providing a get-well basket for a quarantined student’s family! Mr. Kline also is there to cheer his students on at their sporting events! Thank you, Mr. Kline, for all you do!