Voices of Inspiration

The Voices of Inspiration Award was created by Freedom Credit Union and the Montgomery County Intermediate Unit to recognize and reward teachers throughout Montgomery County. Initiated in 2007, the Award honors exceptional educators and their commitment to students, families, and the community as a whole. The enthusiasm of the participating schools and communities continually set a strong foundation for the Voices of Inspiration Award, helping make it a great success and allowing us to pay tribute to teachers for years to come.

Nominations, based on an individual's contributions or performance during that school year, or for cumulative efforts over many years, may be submitted by any of the following people: students, parents, co-workers, administrators, or school employees. The nominee should clearly demonstrate an extraordinary dedication to teaching young people, while exhibiting the qualities that represent a truly inspirational educator.

Finalists and Grand-Prize Winners of the 2014 Awards have been announced! Click here for a complete list.

Twenty-three finalists, one teacher from each of the 21 Montgomery County public school districts, one teacher from the Montgomery County Intermediate Unit, and one teacher from a Montgomery County non-public school, will be recognized with a commemorative plaque. From these 23 finalists, three winners (one high school, one middle school, and one elementary school teacher) will be honored with Freedom's Voices of Inspiration Award and $500 each.

The school in Montgomery County with the most nominations will win a cash prize of $500 for their school to use for any educational purpose.