Tyee High School computer science teacher Anna Mora has been nominated for the 2019-20 national LifeChanger of the Year award, Highline Public Schools announced.

Mora teaches AP computer science and actively led recruitment to ensure a diverse classroom in terms of both race and gender. Under her leadership, the computer science program was recognized as being a top program by Hour of Code.

“Anna is truly versatile and flexible as an educator, and she exemplifies effective teaching practices across content areas and disciplines,” said Tyee High School Co-Principal Tim Schlosser. “I could not recommend her more highly—she changes lives on a daily basis.”

Mora models positivity and a solutions-oriented stance, and she always puts students first in her thinking. She actively works to make sure all Tyee students can access a variety of post-secondary classes, according to Schlosser.

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

LifeChanger of the Year receives hundreds of nominations from all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Seventeen LifeChanger of the Year awards will be given during the 2019-2020 school year, with the grand prize winner receiving $10,000 to be shared with their school/district.

Winners are chosen by a selection committee composed of former winners and education professionals.