Lady Rose Foundation

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The 1st Annual Heart of Stride Awards Gala
presented by Lady Rose Organization
(GALA UPDATE) 9/3/19

Lady Rose Organization is proud to announce that we will host the first annual Heart of Stride Awards Gala to honor teachers. Educators are important members of our society, families, and schools. We want to do our part to honor their stride. We are now accepting nominations for the Heart of Stride Award and the 2019 ROSE Grant. There are five categories that teachers can be nominated in. You may nominate a teacher for more than one category by re-submitting their name and selecting a different category using the web form on this page. You may also email all nominations at one time. There will be one winner selected for each category, and three recipients selected to receive a ROSE Grant. Each nominee must receive a total of three or more nominations in any category to be listed as a candidate. Candidates with the majority of nominations will be selected for the voting ballot. The competition is open to K-12  teachers in the USA. We will stop taking nominations January 3, 2021. The voting period will begin January 4, 2021 and end April 4, 2021 During the voting period candidates will be featured on the website along with a brief bio. The ceremony will be held Saturday; August 7, 2021 in Atlanta, GA. Please review additional requirements below.

Teacher Requirements

  • Must be an actively employed educator 
  • Have 10 or more years of experience
  • Be in good standing at current school
  • 3 or more nominations by 01/03/2021
  • Must have one letter of recommendation
*Submit the letter of recommendation by email to or copy and paste it in the web form.

What do the teachers win?
All winners receive the following:
  • Heart of Stride Trophy
  • Opportunity to speak at ceremony
  • Complimentary gifts from sponsors
  • Recognition in print and online media
  • Complimentary Souvenir Book

1st, 2nd & 3rd place winners will also receive a ROSE Grant for personal use.

Nominate a teacher

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Understanding Categories 

Best Teacher - The teacher that possesses all or most of the qualities from each category. This teacher is the BEST teacher of all!
Most Giving - Goes above and beyond to make sure students have supplies, gives his or her time to students and staff, always supports. 
Most Dedicated - The teacher who has been teaching for 20 or more years at the same school, dedicated supporting staff and students.

Most Successful - The teacher who has the highest percentage of passing students, has a successful track record in education, leads by example, may be accomplished in other areas. Example: A teacher who is also a leader in his or her community, an activist, philanthropist, or may be recognized in the literary industry as a published author. 

Most Enthusiastic -  This is the teacher who has school spirit, greets you with a smile, arrives to work on time,  loves being a teacher, and is passionate about the subjects he or she teaches.