Nov. 29, 2017 -- Jenna Hall Tucker, music teacher at Roxboro Elementary School, has been nominated for the 2017-2018 national LifeChanger of the Year award.
Sponsored by the National Life Group Foundation, the national LifeChanger of the Year program recognizes and rewards the very best K-12 public and private school educators and employees across the United States who are making a difference in the lives of students by exemplifying excellence, positive influence and leadership.
Tucker was nominated by her colleague, Kristi Glasier. She was recognized for her impact on the learning community at Roxboro in just a short amount of time, having only been at Rox for about four months now. She has helped create an honor chorus and has worked with fifth grade students, who participated in a recent production of Shrek The Musical, to help them prepare for the event.
“Mrs. Tucker's performance as an educator makes her worthy of recognition," said Glasier. "She is an incredibly motivated individual who has quickly become a beloved member of the learning community. The students at her school respect, admire, and trust her. She has a positive nature and a willingness to collaborate with students and staff."
You can help boost Tucker's nomination by visiting her nomination page
and leaving a comment of a music/teaching/learning memory or your insight on her work, and sharing the page with those you think could add their support with the hashtag #LCOY. For ideas on talking points, follow Tucker's music room Twitter page @roxmusicrocks
Additionally, the “National Spirit Award” is given to the school and nominee whose community demonstrates the most support for his or her nomination. Each winner will receive a cash award that is split between the individual winner and their school. Leave a story and/or positive comment about Mrs. Tucker on her LifeChanger profile
; these comments are taken into consideration by the Spirit Award Selection Committee.
The national Grand Prize award is $10,000. Winners will be announced in Spring 2018.
Winners will be chosen by a selection committee comprised of former winners and education professionals. Nominees must be school district employees. Award winners are selected based on the following criteria:
A proven ability to make a beneficial difference in the lives of students
An ability to positively add to the development of the school's atmosphere
Is involved in leadership activities at the school and/or community level
A demonstrative record of excellent performance at the professional level
A commitment to producing a nurturing atmosphere
Adherence to high moral and ethical standards