A Union STEM and Demonstration School teacher is up for for the annual LifeChanger of the Year award.
First grade teacher David Collins was nominated for the prestigious award by his colleagues. Several weeks later, he was diagnosed with stage four colon cancer.
LifeChanger of the Year is a program sponsored by National Life Group, which recognizes and rewards K-12 educators and school employees across the nation.
“Our program celebrates those who are making a significant difference in the lives of students by exemplifying excellence, positive influence and leadership,” the group said.
Sumner County Schools officials took to Facebook to encourage the community to support Collins. People can leave uplifting remarks about Collins in the comments section of his nomination page here.
Support can also be shown on social media by using the hashtag #LCOY.