The Philadelphia Eagles and Nouryon, a global specialty chemicals leader, jointly announce that in celebration of Teacher Appreciation Week, May 8-12, the 2023 Nouryon All-Pro Teachers program is open for nominations. This program recognizes exceptional middle school and secondary school teachers throughout the Delaware Valley and nominations will be accepted now through October 26, 2023.
"Our partnership with the Philadelphia Eagles focuses on programming and initiatives that support the communities where our employees and customers live and work," said Nouryon Chairman and CEO Charlie Shaver. "The Nouryon All-Pro Teachers program is one way we can give back to our community while recognizing inspirational educators."
In its ninth year, the All-Pro Teachers program honors exceptional 5th through 12th grade teachers in the Greater Philadelphia region for their commitment to their students, school, and community. From Wednesday, May 10, 2023, to Thursday, October 26, 2023, teachers in any school district throughout the region can be nominated by members of the community, current or former students, fellow teachers, and school administrators.
To nominate a teacher, please click here.
Once all nominations have been submitted, the Eagles and Nouryon will then name 10 educators as All-Pro Teachers for demonstrating outstanding educational drive, innovation in the classroom, and community ownership. They each will be recognized at an Eagles home game, with one teacher also earning the prestigious honor of Nouryon All-Pro Teacher of the Year at the end of the season.
"We are proud to partner with Nouryon on a program that recognizes teachers for their inspirational work in and out of the classroom," said Philadelphia Eagles President Don Smolenski. "The Nouryon All-Pro Teachers program shines a much-deserved spotlight on the educators who demonstrate a profound commitment to their students, the curriculum, and the surrounding community throughout the year."
The 2022 Nouryon All-Pro Teachers are:
Chassidy King, Chester High School (Chester, PA)
Ashley Mansfield, Ephrata Middle School (Ephrata, PA)
Christine Dunne, Philadelphia Academy Charter School (Philadelphia, PA)
SeLarra Armstrong, William D. Kelley Public School (Philadelphia, PA)
Kelsey Kennedy, Central Elementary Haddonfield (Haddonfield, NJ)
Ken Begor, Fifer Middle School (Camden, NJ) – Named 2022 Teacher of the Year
Brian Bowles, Northfield Community Middle School (Northfield, NJ)
Teresa Blaese, Highland Regional High School (Blackwood, NJ)
Lisa Belz, Council Rock South High School (Holland, PA)
Dan Lingle, Northern Lebanon Secondary School (Fredericksburg, PA)
The Nouryon All-Pro Teachers Program gifts each honored teacher with $2,000 for classroom supplies, along with an official NFL jersey, tickets to an Eagles home game, and an additional $5,000 and Eagles Pep Rally to the Teacher of the Year.
Nouryon's partnership with the Eagles also includes a $250,000 matching donation to the Eagles Autism Foundation, which helps drive philanthropy, engage new Eagles Autism Challenge donors, and support the team's mission to advance autism research. It is the largest matching gift in 2023 thus far and has ultimately contributed to a half million dollars in new funding this year for cutting-edge autism research and care programs.
The Eagles Autism Challenge, set for Saturday, May 20, 2023 at Lincoln Financial Field, is the team's annual bike, run, and walk event that has raised more than $20 million for the autism research community since 2018. For more information, please visit EaglesAutismChallenge.org.
To learn more about Nouryon, visit Nouryon.com.