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The Kennedy Center has announced the 2019 recipients of the Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Awards, a series of grants that recognize American teachers by showcasing the impact they have on their students. The six 2019 recipients are David Goldberg of Silver Spring, Maryland; Jennifer Jimenez of Miami, Florida; Matthew Schott of O’Fallon, Missouri; Beth Strege of Schaumburg, Illinois; Olga Torres of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Nancy Vitulli of Cranston, Rhode Island. Teachers are nominated for the honor by students and former students, who submit essays detailing the teacher's impact. "As a nervous freshman riddled by social anxiety, I still never believed I had a voice worthy ... Full story

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