Inspire Award

As part of Lexmark's 20th anniversary celebration, we announced INSPIRE: Lexmark's Teaching Award. Each academic year, Lexmark recognizes elementary, middle and high school teachers across Central Kentucky for their outstanding contributions in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education. A $1,000 award is granted to one teacher per month to be used for his or her classroom needs.

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Award Recipients

2013-2014

Heidi Thompson-Abell Inspire Award
Ashlie Arkwright - Inspire Award
Roxanna Rickly - Inspire Award
Picture of Patrick Goff receiving his award from Lexmark
Brian Radcliffe - Inspire Award
Bethany Neel - Inspire Award
Megan Cartier - Inspire Award
Elizabeth Cook - Inspire Award
Andrea O'Bryan - Inspire Award

2012-2013

Patrick Goff - Inspire Award
Gary DeBorde - Inspire Award
Sonia Fullwood - Inspire Award
Scott Diamond - Inspire Award
Heidi Anderson - Inspire Award

2011-2012

Jay Cloud - Inspire Award
Tina Cox - Inspire Award
Jessica Roberts - Inspire Award
John Grieb - Inspire Award
Joy Cox - Inspire Award

About the Award

INSPIRE: Lexmark’s Teaching Award was established to highlight and salute exceptional elementary, middle and high school teachers who teach science, technology, engineering, and/or math in designated Central Kentucky counties. During each academic school year, one teacher per month will be awarded $1,000 to be used to promote STEM education for his/her classroom.

Nominations should come from students, colleagues, parents, school administrators, or community leaders and must be submitted online. To do so, complete the online nomination form and provide one reference letters (limit to one page). Eligible nominees must teach in one of the following Central Kentucky counties:

  • Anderson County
  • Bourbon County
  • Clark County
  • Fayette County
  • Franklin County
  • Jessamine County
  • Madison County
  • Scott County
  • Woodford County

Nominations will be accepted during the academic year (August - April).

All nominations will be reviewed and awarded monthly by a committee consisting of Lexmark employees. The teachers and their schools will be notified by a Lexmark representative if they have been chosen for the award. When possible, Lexmark will make arrangements to present the INSPIRE: Teaching Award to the recipient at his or her school.

FAQ

Who can nominate?

Students, fellow teachers, parents, administrators, or community members are able to nominate a teacher of their choice from the Central Kentucky area. Only nominations of teachers who work in the science, technology, engineering, and math field of a qualifying Central Kentucky county will be accepted. Self nominations are not accepted for the INSPIRE award.

What is the nomination deadline?

Nominations will be accepted through the academic year (August – April).

What is the selection process?

All nominations will be reviewed and monthly award winners selected by a selection committee consisting of Lexmark employees. The teachers and their schools will be notified by a Lexmark representative if they have been chosen for the award. When possible, Lexmark will make arrangements to present the INSPIRE: Teaching Award to the recipient at his or her school.

How should the $1,000 award be spent?

The INSPIRE: Teaching Award should be used to promote STEM education for the recipient's classroom.

If you have any additional questions please email us at carsmith@lexmark.com.