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Achieva Credit Union launches "Teacher of the Month" contest in Charlotte County

Achieva Credit Union is teaming up with Charlotte County Schools and the Port Charlotte Sun to launch the county’s first-ever "Teacher of the Month" contest. Each month, parents, students and community members can nominate an educator of their choice from Charlotte County.


The Teacher of the Month contest is open to all Charlotte County educators from public and private schools. The nomination period for the month of September will be open from Sept. 16 to Sept. 24. During that timeframe, parents, students and community members can nominate a teacher via an online submission form at


Nominators are also highly encouraged to include details on why they’re nominating the teacher and how the teacher makes a difference in students’ lives.


The teacher with the most votes will be named Teacher of the Month, and an Achieva team member will award the teacher with a $250 gift card and funding to support a wish-list item that benefits his or her classroom. The Port Charlotte Sun will also write a story about the winning teachers each month.


"Achieva was founded by seven teachers, so it makes complete sense to do something unique to recognize outstanding local teachers," said Susan Lacey, Market Vice President at Achieva. "We’re also thrilled to hand-deliver the gifts and connect with the winning teachers each month."


Achieva, the Port Charlotte Sun, and Charlotte County Schools also plan to host a special reception in May 2020 to announce the Teacher of the Year, who will receive a trip to New York City, Las Vegas or Atlantis Bahamas with the hotel stay and airfare included. Each Teacher of the Month is eligible for the Teacher of the Year honor.


Achieva has kept education at the forefront of its community giving strategy since it was founded in 1937. The Teacher of the Month contest stays true to the credit union’s roots while benefitting the community. In fact, Achieva has raised more than $400,000 for Florida schools since 2010.


The Teacher of the Month contest will run monthly through May.