ING Unsung Heroes / National Teacher of the Year

ING Unsung Heroes / National Teacher of the Year

Voya Financial recognizes the challenges in education in the U.S., and we are committed to doing our part to support organizations and programs that share our mission to empower not only teachers, but also our youth to discover their own potential and enable them to build a better future for themselves and for society. Below is information about our signature program, ING Unsung Heroes, and key sponsorships supporting education and educators.

 

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08/21/2013 | Pensacola News Journal

Holley-Navarre Middle School science teacher Kathryn Moore is the winner of an award for being one of the nation’s most innovative educators. Moore will use the grant to enhance an elective course...

08/20/2013 | Rockdale News

Stockbridge, Ga. teacher Kathleen King was featured in the Rockdale News for winning a ING Unsung Heroes Award for her proposed program, "Within Our Own Backyard: Exploring Arabian Mountain Na...

08/20/2013 | Courant.com

A teacher at the American School for the Deaf is one of 100 national winners of a $2,000 grant from ING U.S. through the ING Unsung Heroes program. Christa Bolen won the aw...

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Logo of the ING Unsung Heroes program

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Maryland Teacher Takes First Place in National ING Unsung Heroes Awards® Competition

Allison Butler, a teacher at Glen Burnie High School in Glen Burnie, Md., has received the first-place prize in the national 2013 ING Unsung Heroes® awards program. Through this program, ING U.S. awards grants to educators throughout the U.S. for innovative teaching ideas. As the first-place winner, selected from nearly 1,300 applications, Butler received $25,000 to add to her initial $2,000 grant, bringing her grant total to $27,000 to help fund “Art at the Speed of Light.” Presenting the award was Chuck Williams, vice president, at ING U.S.

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Minnesota teacher takes second place in the 2013 ING Unsung Heroes Program

Eric Songer, a teacher at Chaska Middle School West in Chaska, Minn., received the second-place prize in the national 2013 ING Unsung Heroes® awards program.Through this program, ING U.S. awards grants to educators throughout the U.S. for innovative teaching ideas. As the second-place winner, selected from nearly 1,300 applications, Songer received $10,000 to add to his initial $2,000 grant, bringing his grant total to $12,000 to help fund “The Next Generation of Music.” Presenting the award was Fern Shackelford vice president at ING U.S.

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2013 National Teacher of the Year Jeff Charbonneau

President Barack Obama presents the 2013 National Teacher of the Year Award to Jeffrey Charbonneau, a high school Chemistry, Physics and Engineering teacher in Zillah, Washington. ING U.S. is a national sponsor of the National Teacher of the Year program.

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Additional Information

About ING: National Teacher of the Year

About ING: Children's Education

About ING: ING Unsung Heroes®