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MagellanTV wants to recognize the tireless efforts of teachers who shape the future by educating and inspiring the next generation.

We are proud to launch our Teacher Appreciation Campaign, in which one lucky teacher will win $2,500! But that's not all — the winning teacher and the entire staff of their school will each receive free access to MagellanTV for one year, allowing them to access our extensive library of documentaries, films, and series on history, science, culture, and more.

Teacher Appreciation Week Honoree 2023

We are proud to announce that the winner of MagellanTV’s Teacher Appreciation Campaign is Ms. Shoshanna Cohen from White Center Heights Elementary School!
How to Nominate

Complete the nomination form below. We’re looking for the following information:

Who are you nominating?
Why do they deserve to be recognized?
Where do they teach?
At the end of the nomination period, we will select a deserving teacher and school based on the stories you share with us!

The winning teacher and school will be announced in the weeks following Teacher Appreciation Week, May 8th - 12th, 2023.

You must be 13+ years old to submit a nomination.
The teacher you nominate must be actively teaching any grade K-12.

The application deadline is May 12, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. PST, and all nominations must be submitted prior. No late submissions will be considered.

About Ms.Shoshanna Cohen

Ms. Cohen was nominated by a parent. Here’s what the parent had to say about Ms. Cohen:

Ms Cohen is the Art teacher for our Title 1 Elementary School, in Seattle's most diverse neighborhood: White Center Heights Elementary. With ~615 students in our Elementary school, 85% of our student body population are students of color, 86% live below the poverty line, and 83% of our students speak a different language at home than english.

Ms Cohen works joyfully to promote a safe, healthy, fun environment for all the students in our school. With a passion for more than just art, Ms Cohen strives to incorporate STEAM learning into her classroom: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. The kids just love her special magic so much, every aspect of her classroom is intriguing, from the fish tanks with tortoise and salmon spawns, to the garden beds outside the classroom filled with herbs that she has planted with her students.

She works every day after class to offer free after-school clubs, so that the students have an opportunity to explore and continue their learning. Ms Cohen's after school clubs include: mural painting, gardening, soccer, basketball, carnival club, and more. She often spends her weekends at school with the students working on event-based projects, and she certainly spends her own money picking up supplies for her classroom and clubs.

Her goal this past year has been to create a Family Hub, a place called the Family Resource Center, staffed by volunteer kids and which offers our community a place to stop in and get household necessities like diapers, wipes, canned food, toilet paper, etc. Ms Cohen is the life of our school, she's super creative, everyone is included and cared for, she fosters independence and growth, while fostering the children's genuine curiosity for the world.

I have 3 kids in the district and they have all adored her. A quote from one of my children (age 10) to describe Ms Cohen: "She's super fun, and she doesn't leave out any kid, we all get a chance to participate. Plus, I know I can go to her for help anytime."

As the winner of our Teacher Appreciation Campaign, Ms. Cohen will receive a $2,500 prize, and the entire staff of White Center Heights Elementary School will receive free annual memberships to MagellanTV. This prize is our way of saying thank you to Ms. Cohen and all the amazing educators out there who are shaping the future of our world.

Support the Family Resource Center

To make a monetary donation to the Family Resource Center, visit Ms. Cohen's Donors Choose donation page.

Looking for other ways to help? The Family Resource Center is asking for:

  • Canned and boxed food
  • Children’s toys
  • Kitchen items
  • Toiletries (including feminine products)

Volunteers collect donations at White Center Heights Elementary every Friday from 2:15 - 3:30 p.m. You may also contact Shoshanna Cohen at 601-207-0698 to coordinate a donation pickup.

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Rules of Eligibility

Recipient Eligibility

Any teacher currently employed at a K-12 institution of learning is eligible to receive this award. In order to receive the award, the recipient must respond to our attempts to contact them, else a new recipient will be selected.

Description of Funds

One teacher will receive a one-time $2,500 award to be used according to the recipient’s discretion. Funds are provided by MagellanTV. Payment is issued by MagellanTV, made payable directly to the recipient after or during Teacher Appreciation Week, May 8 - 12, 2023.

The winning teacher and the entire staff of their school will each receive free access to MagellanTV for one year, allowing them to access our extensive library of documentaries, films, and series on history, science, culture, and more.

Recipient Selection and Announcements

The recipient will be selected after a team of judges reviews all entries, after the deadline of May 12, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. PST. Entries will be judged on clarity and thoughtfulness. Submissions with poor grammar, spelling, and lack of proofreading will not be considered. We will attempt to notify the recipient by email within 7 days of the closing date.

In the instance we are unable to reach or do not hear back from the selected recipient, a new recipient will be selected. Recipient announcement will not be made until confirmation of acceptance.


MagellanTV reserves the right to alter or discontinue this program at any time without notice. All written submissions become the property of MagellanTV and may be reposted or displayed online, in whole or part, without notification. MagellanTV shall be entitled to use, alter, or delete submissions for any purpose whatsoever without compensation to applicants.

Terms and Conditions

The sponsor of this award is MagellanTV LLC, whose principal office is located at 415 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105. There is NO APPLICATION FEE AND NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO NOMINATE A TEACHER. Any purchase or consideration otherwise given by applicants will not improve one’s chances of having their nominee selected. Route to submit a nomination and program details are available online at Individuals 13+ may nominate a teacher by submitting a completed nomination form. Nominators will be asked to provide their email address so that MagellanTV can notify them of the results of the campaign after closing. Closing date for nominations will be May 12, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. PST. After this date no further nominations will be considered. One (1) recipient will be selected from the entire pool of eligible nominees. The recipient will be chosen by an independent adjudicator or panel of judges appointed by MagellanTV. The recipient will be notified by email within 7 days of the closing date. If the intended recipient cannot be contacted or does not claim the award within 7 days of notification, MagellanTV reserves the right to withdraw the award from that recipient and pick a replacement recipient. MagellanTV will notify the recipient how the award can be collected. The chosen recipient will receive a one-time $2,500 award to be used at their discretion. The award is not transferable. Any personal data relating to the nominator will be used solely in accordance with current federal and state data protection legislation. MagellanTV will not share your information except insofar as to fulfill the purposes for which you submitted your information. MagellanTV likewise will not sell your information. For more details, please see the Privacy Policy at The recipient’s name will be available 35 days after closing date by sending a stamped addressed envelope to the following address:

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MagellanTV’s decision in respect of all matters to do with the award will be final and no correspondence will be entered into. MagellanTV accepts no responsibility for nominations not received for whatever reason. MagellanTV reserves the right to cancel or amend the award and these terms and conditions without notice in the event of a catastrophe, war, civil or military disturbance, act of God or any actual or anticipated breach of any applicable law or regulation or any other event outside of MagellanTV’s control. MagellanTV is not responsible for inaccurate program details supplied to any nominator or nominee by any third party not connected with this program. The program and these terms and conditions will be governed by California law and any disputes will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of California. This program is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook, Twitter, or any other social network. The information provided will be used in conjunction with the Privacy Policy found at Magellan may use third party services to help facilitate and administer this scholarship. By submitting a nomination form, you agree that Magellan may share your information with third parties to facilitate and administer the award.
By submitting a nomination, nominators agree to these Terms and Conditions. Contact us at if you have questions about MagellanTV’s Teacher Appreciation Campaign. Address: 415 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105.