Teacher Appreciation — We Love Our Teachers!

Teacher Appreciation — We Love Our Teachers!

To celebrate and acknowledge all the hard work and dedication teachers pour into our students both in and out of the classroom, we held a special giveaway just for them during Teacher Appreciation Week in May of 2020.

To be entered into the giveaway, a teacher needed to be nominated in the comments on this page. All nominations included details on who the teacher waswhat school they represented and what grade or subject they teach. We received so many amazing nominations and stories about teachers across the US and are so thankful for all their hard work! 

Giveaway Winners & Prizes

Those who received a nomination were entered into the giveaway where three teachers won one of three prizes: An Individual STEM Kit of their choosing, a PCS Edventures $100 off coupon or a PCS Edventures $50 off coupon. Below are the giveaway winners who were randomly selected.

Grand Prize Winner

Our winning teacher nomination was submitted for Nancy Gonzales-Montez! Nancy teaches 6-8 grades students at Bernarda Jaime Junior High School in San Diego, Texas. Nancy selected the Discover Mini Drones Individual STEM Kit as her prize.

Discover Mini Drones

Grades: 4-12

From understanding UAV basics to introductory and advanced coding to Python courses, students will take to the sky using mini drones!


2nd Place Winner

Our second place teacher nomination winner was submitted for Beth Chappelear. Beth teachers 6-8 grade students at Heritage Middle School in Ringgold, Georgia. She is the recipient of a $100 off coupon that can be used towards the purchase of an Individual STEM Kit

3rd Place Winner

Our third place teacher nomination winner was submitted for Sharon Spencer. Sharon is a 2nd grade STEAM teacher at RB Wright Elementary School in Moultrie, Georgia. She is the recipient of a $50 off coupon that can be used towards the purchase of an Individual STEM Kit

*Minimum purchase required of $300.00 or more at edventures.com


I’ve been in awesome profession for almost 15 years and wouldn’t change it for nothing. I love being apart of a great team of staff and students that keeps me RJ Wilson energized.

RJ Wilson

I nominate my wife Shawna Warren. She is an 8th grade ESE teacher at Sebring Middle School in Sebring FL. She has always amazed me but watching her work from home as blown me away – she makes me tired by watching. She daily makes videos to send to students for extra support, making sure each individual need is meet. She attends live sessions with general ed teachers to take notes to better assist her kids and fills in for those gen ed teachers when they can’t be on live sessions. I’ve seen her enter a session to take notes and then when the gen ed teacher couldn’t get on just pick up and run with it. She calls,texts, and emails all hours of the day to ensure she is contact with her students and their families. Additionally she organized a virtual orientation for incoming 6th graders – she didn’t want them to miss the experience of getting to tour their new school, meet the teachers, and speak to students about classes, activities, and clubs. She has solicited donations to give away to teachers in the district for teacher appreciation week and she still manages to make dinner and care for our son. Her big heart, dedication, and enthusiasm blows me away.

Nick Warren

Lori Bailey does so much for our students. Stays late, comes in on weekends, prepares awesome hands on activities, runs clubs and StuCo. Uses Stem projects to keep it fun and interesting. Her students LOVE her!!

Loretta Callahan

I would like to nominate myself. I teach Kindergarten-6th grade STEAM. Without grants from people and companies like you I would not be able to do what I do. Thank you for supporting teachers everywhere, but especially Stem teachers. You are helping us to grow our classrooms to the betterment of our students. Even if I do not win, thank you for supporting Stem and teachers!

Shana Vincent

I nominate Jessica Day. I am a kindergarten teacher and robotics coach. I am also a District Technology Coach. I work at Minges Brook Elementary. I have to purchase my own STEM supplies and I do so because I know it is crucial to my students education.

Jessica Day

I nominate Tracy Porter. I am the newly STEM Endorsed teacher for the Marion School District in Buena Vista, Georgia at L. K. Moss Elementary. Thus far I have been using mynoersonal money to fund the STEM I complete. I am the Comouter Literacy Teacher. I teach grades kindergarten through fifth grade. I would gently appreciate any donations so that I can expose our kids for the 21st century and later in life.

Tracy Porter

I nominate myself, Marcy Myers, I teach 6th-8th Grade PLTW courses at Kennedy Middle School in Charlotte. I incorporate drones into my curriculum and into our personalized learning time. I try to encourage my students to think outside the box. They are learning STEM skills that will help them as they continue through school and their careers.

Marcy Myers

Leave a comment