65th AutoZone Liberty Bowl

Friday, December 29, 2023 - 2:30 P.M. CT

 

AutoZone Liberty Bowl

Partners with College Football Playoff Foundation

for Extra Yard For Teachers Week and

The Big Day For Teachers

The AutoZone Liberty Bowl and the College Football Playoff (CFP) Foundation kicked off Extra Yard for Teachers Week with The Big Day For Teachers and a special surprise presentation to Germantown High School teacher Deborah Folis. The Big Day For Teachers is a nationwide day of celebration and recognition of teachers. The AutoZone Liberty Bowl presented Folis with a $1,000 DonorsChoose gift card to be used for classroom or student resources and projects that help keep kids learning.

Folis earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Arkansas State University and her master's degree from the University of Mississippi. This is Folis' 34th year as an educator and her 28th year teaching Biology at Germantown High School. She is also chair of the Germantown High School science department. 

“The Big Day For Teachers and Extra Yard for Teachers Week is all about supporting and celebrating teachers in our community,” said Harold Graeter, Associate Executive Director of the AutoZone Liberty Bowl. “We’re proud to partner with the College Football Playoff Foundation in recognizing Deborah Folis for her many years as an educator, her service to Germantown High School and most importantly, for making a positive difference in the lives of her students. The DonorsChoose gift card will provide her with much needed resources so she can continue to have a positive impact on her students.”

Extra Yard for Teachers Week continues through September 23rd, as college football goes the extra yard to honor and recognize great teachers.

Starting the week of September 25th and continuing throughout the Fall, the AutoZone Liberty Bowl will participate in the "Tag A Teacher" Program. “Tag A Teacher” is part of the College Football Playoff Foundation’s national Extra Yard for Teachers program. Each week throughout the college football season, the AutoZone Liberty Bowl will select a “tagged” or nominated teacher from the Memphis area to receive a $500 DonorsChoose gift card.

You can nominate your favorite teacher by tagging them on Twitter @AZOLibertyBowl. The AutoZone Liberty Bowl will choose a teacher each week for 13 weeks.

The AutoZone Liberty Bowl is proud to support the College Football Playoff Foundation's Extra Yard For Teachers initiative. The College Football Playoff (CFP) Foundation is the charitable arm of the College Football Playoff, supporting teachers and education across the country to improve U.S. student outcomes. The CFP Foundation's primary platform, Extra Yard for Teachers, elevates the teaching profession by inspiring and empowering teachers in four core areas: resources, recognition, professional development, recruitment and retention.                                                                  

   

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