2023 New Orleans Mom Teacher of the Year :: Nominate YOUR Favorite Teacher Today!

Disclosure :: Our 2023 Teacher of the Year campaign is sponsored by our partners at Children’s Hospital New Orleans.

2023 New Orleans Mom Teacher of the Year

There are not enough ways to say THANK YOU for all that our beloved teachers have done for us and our children, especially over the last few years. Thank you for your flexibility, thank you for you putting in extra hours, thank you for coming up with creative lesson plans to keep your students engaged, thank you for spending your hard-earned money on classroom supplies. Thank you for your unending devotion to our children and our families. One small way we thought we could extend our appreciation is to honor one very deserving teacher with our 2023 New Orleans Mom Teacher of the Year title!

Whether s/he teaches our little ones in preschool or imparts his/her knowledge on our kiddos finding their way in middle school or spends his/her days preparing our teenagers to go off to college, his/her role as a teacher involves so much more than the title implies. And for that, s/he deserves to be recognized.

What is the 2023 New Orleans Mom Teacher of the Year?

We are now accepting submissions for the “2023 New Orleans Mom Teacher of the Year.” We are looking for a local teacher that stands out among the crowd. Ask yourself:

  • Does s/he go above and beyond his/her role as a teacher and make a difference in the lives of the children s/he teaches each day?
  • Does s/he set an example and offer encouragement for other educators and parents around him/her?
  • Does s/he play a vital part in the New Orleans community?
  • Does s/he do an outstanding job in his/her role as an educator, inside and outside of the classroom?

It might be your child’s teacher, your family member, your neighbor, your co-worker, or your best friend. We want to hear about the teachers that inspire you! Nominations will be accepted from EVERYONE … parents, colleagues, friends, and even students themselves.

Nominate your favorite teacher todayHow to Nominate Someone for 2023 New Orleans Mom Teacher of the Year:

  • Complete the form below to nominate YOUR Teacher of the Year!
  • Please limit submissions to 500 words or less.
  • Submissions will be accepted through Monday, April 17th at 10pm CST.
  • The New Orleans Mom team will determine the finalists who will be featured on New Orleans Mom and Instagram Stories on Monday, April 24th.
  • A team of objective judges will determine the New Orleans Mom Teacher of the Year from those finalists.
  • The 2023 New Orleans Mom Teacher of the Year will be announced on Monday, May 1st!

Not only will the winner be crowned the 2023 New Orleans Mom Teacher of the Year, but s/he will also win the fabulous prize package giveaway valued over $4,500 including:

    • You Are Loved cuff – in bronze – from Mimosa Handcrafted {value of $69}
    • Dysport Treatment – Up to 50 units at the Metairie location from Sanova Dermatology {value of ~$800}
    • $200 gift certificate to Symmetry Jewelers 
    • Four tickets to see “Bored Teachers” at the Mahalia Jackson Theater {value of $180}
    • Four tickets to see Monster Jam 2023 in New Orleans {value of $140} 
    • $200 Wardrobe Refresh shopping spree from The Purple Tiger Boutique {value of $200}
    • $75 gift card from Bra Genie
    • Free Beans from Blue Runner for a Year, plus some branded pencils and highlighters {value of $250}
    • Gift basket from PJ’s Coffee {value of $150}
    • a $500 gift card from VCB Photography which covers a family session fee and $300 worth of prints/digital image package {value of $800}
    • 8 class package from Momleta {value of $109}
    • One order of an edible classroom activity (a holiday sugar cookie kit for the entire classroom) from The School Bakery {value of $250}
    • $100 gift card to Rowan 
    • $75 gift card to Hello Sitter
    • 45 minute customized facial treatment and 60 minute customized makeup lesson for the Teacher of the Year from About Face. To be used by 12/2023. Not exchangeable for cash value and it is non transferable. {value of $165}
    • “New Orleans Flavors” 3 Bags Gift Box from Parish Coffee {value of $30}
    • A personalized bag of the winners choice from Rosie Jean Designs {value of ~$66}
    • $75 gift card from Modern Vegan Mom 
    • One copy of Goodnight Pothole from Pelican Publishing {value of $20} 
    • $200 gift card from The Boulevard 
    • Gift basket with $50 gift card and swag from Faubourg Brewing {value of $120}
    • Lanyard and a wristband keychain from Lanyard Lovebirds {value of $40} 
    • Gift from Kendra Scott {value TBD}
    • Summer Ready Giveaway includes a Retreat Tote, Ivory Floppy Hat, and a Wine Tumbler from Monogram Express {value of $100}
    • Complimentary Treatment and Blowout + $150 in Aveda Products from Paris Parker {value of $250}

The fine print (please read in full before entering) :: Per the IRS guidelines, the winner will receive a Form 1099 from New Orleans Mom for tax purposes since the value of the giveaway package exceeds a value of $600. 

What are you waiting for? Nominate YOUR New Orleans Mom Teacher of the Year HERE today!



  1. Dwan Pitre is the most selfless person I know she takes a genuine interest and her students, and wants nothing but the best for them, and for them to succeed. She does everything in her power to help them succeed and go onto farther their education. She is also a single mother of three boys and raises them with the same morals and respect that she gives others. She also has a kind caring, an amazing friend and a role model to myself as she has incredible worth ethic and a heart of gold.


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