Commerce City teacher Makely wins in second round of Thank A Million Teachers program

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By The Staff

Commerce City teacher Shauna Makely, of Landmark Academy, is one of the winning teachers in the second round of winners of $2,500 grants from the national Thank A Million Teachers program.

The program is part of a national initiative through which Farmers Insurance is inviting America to offer a heartfelt thanks to teachers, present and past, for the positive impact they have had in communities across the nation.  

Since the beginning of the year, more than 670,000 thank yous have been received for teachers on the www.ThankAMillionTeachers.com website. Farmers invited teachers to submit proposals for $2,500 grants.

During the month of May, the public voted on more than 1,500 submitted proposals with the top six vote-getters in five regions selected as winners. 

The ThankAMillionTeachers.com website is continuously accepting the public’s thank you’s and posts a live tally of the number of thank yous received so far.  It is also the place where teachers can submit their proposals for the chance to win grants of $2,500 or Dream Big Challenge grants of $100,000. The two different grant programs have differing submission and eligibility criteria. Teachers are encouraged to review both of the grant programs and submit proposals accordingly.