Vivian Tamez, a foreign language teacher in the International Baccalaureate Programme at Lamar Academy, has been nominated for LifeChanger of the Year. The community is asked to support Tamez by voting for her via online commenting on the LifeChanger website.
Tamez’s nomination comes from her principal Cindy Pena.
“She continuously searches for new, innovative ideas to help students achieve their utmost potential. She encourages students to become advocates for others who may be facing challenges,” Pena said. “For example, she took it upon herself to get the district involved in adopting Aransas County ISD as a sister district when the county was devastated by Hurricane Harvey. This county was in disarray after the flood waters subsided. Mrs. Tamez arranged for all the schools in McAllen ISD to donate items that the community in Aransas County needed. She not only organized the event but also arranged for students and staff to assist in the delivery of the supplies that were donated. This experience was rewarding for all students and staff who participated. Students who witnessed the devastation left with a different outlook of how quickly life can change.”
To support Tamez, log on to her page and comment.
About LifeChanger of the Year
The grand-prize winner of LifeChanger of the Year will receive $10,000 to be split between a $5,000 individual cash award and a $5,000 donation to the winner’s school.
LifeChanger of the Year is an annual program recognizing K-12 educators and school employees across the country. The program celebrates those making a significant difference in the lives of students through excellence, positive influence and leadership. The National Life Group Foundation sponsors and runs the LifeChanger of the Year.