Sealy Independent School District Teacher Nominated for National LifeChanger of the Year Award

Sealy Junior School 4th Grade math teacher, Jason Luckett, has been nominated for the 2015-2016 national LifeChanger of the Year award.

Sponsored by the National Life Group Foundation, the national LifeChanger of the Year program recognizes and rewards the very best K-12 public and private school educators and employees across the United States who are making a difference in the lives of students by exemplifying excellence, positive influence and leadership.

Luckett, nominated by Casey Killough, a parent of one of his students, is also a football coach for the district.  https://lifechangeroftheyearnominees.com/jason-luckett/

While only in his first official year as a coach for the district, Luckett has worked in the district as a 4th grade math teacher for many years. As a teacher, he always worked in the best interests of his students. He works tirelessly to ensure that math was fun, and even started a fantasy football league to help the students better understand the math concepts that he was teaching.

Luckett has been a devoted role model, teacher, leader and inspiring coach, having volunteered as a little league football coach and a YMCA basketball coach for many years. He has coached multiple teams in the same sport to help ensure that students have a memorable experience and a positive male role model in their lives. The students that he has coached or taught talk about his effective motivational strategies, both on and off the field.

“Coach Luckett is a pillar in the community of Sealy, a dedicated volunteer and an inspiring educator in the school district,” said Killough. “His work is greatly appreciated.”

Each school year, the LifeChanger of the Year program receives hundreds of nominations.  For 2015-2016, a total of 16 winners will be chosen by the selection committee to receive cash awards that are split between the individual winner and their school. The national Grand Prize award is $10,000. The top five winners will also be honored at a national awards ceremony. 

Nominees must be full-time school employees. Award winners are selected based on the following criteria:

  • A proven ability to make a beneficial difference in the lives of students
  • An ability to positively add to the development of the school’s atmosphere
  • Is involved in leadership activities at the school and/or community level
  • A demonstrative record of excellent performance at the professional level
  • A commitment to producing a nurturing atmosphere
  • Adherence to high moral and ethical standards

Winners will be announced in spring 2016.

This year, a new prize, called the “LifeChanger Spirit Award,” will be given to the nominee whose community demonstrates the most support for his or her nomination. Support can be demonstrated through positive comments on the nominee’s profile page, social media posts, and school and community recognition activities.  A resource page with ideas for ways to celebrate nominees can be found at http://lifechangeroftheyearnominees.com/showspirit/.

To view Mr. Luckett’s LifeChanger of the Year nominee profile, or to nominate someone from your school community, visit www.LifeChangeroftheYear.com.

This article written and submitted by the Sealy ISD, we thank them for their contribution to keeping Austin County Informed of their activities.