Nominations Now Open for the 2021 Substitute Teacher Hall of Fame

Swing Education, a staffing application for substitute teachers, is now accepting nominations for its Substitute Teacher Hall of Fame which annually recognizes substitute teachers across the country for their outstanding work as educators and their notable contributions to the students, teachers, and schools they serve. This year’s class of inductees will be announced during Teacher Appreciation Week in May.

“From remote to hybrid to in-person teaching, substitute teachers have played such a vital and supportive role during every phase of this challenging school year,” said Mike Teng, CEO of Swing Education. “The Substitute Teacher Hall of Fame will highlight three of these truly exemplary educators who continue to make a real difference and go above and beyond for their students, yet so often don’t get the recognition they deserve.

All nominations, which will detail the substitute teacher’s impact in the education setting, are due by April 25, 2021. Any individual who is a substitute teacher who works at a district, charter, private, or parochial school in the United States and its territories; who has been teaching for one or more years; and who has subbed for at least one day during the 2020-21 school year is eligible for the Substitute Teacher Hall of Fame.

Substitute teachers may be nominated by others – including students, parents, fellow educators, or administrators – or they may nominate themselves for this recognition. Administrators submitting a nomination will also have the opportunity to upload a short thank you video to their substitute teacher which could be featured on Swing Education’s website and social media channels.

All three of the 2021 inductees will receive a prize package that includes a $500 cash award, $250 for professional development or school supplies, and a commemorative plaque.

To learn more and nominate a substitute teacher, visit

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