The Wall Street Journal Courageous Leader Award was presented to Tamela Blaszkowski, Lake Shore High School, at the Courageous Persuaders Awards Celebration on May 2, 2018.
“She is the media productions teacher at Lake Shore high School. Mrs. B is an amazing lady. She made this project a mandatory assignment and had our middle schoolers vote and see which one of our videos we would actually submit to the contest. Little did I know that I would make it into the top 60! Mrs. B is always so willing to help you make your video exactly how you want it. She is kind and creative, and she gives good constructive criticism. She truly believes in us students and I am very thankful to have such a supportive teacher in my life that motivates me to do better. She takes media classes every year at Macomb Community college because she is so dedicated to get to know most recent and updated technology. She takes those classes to teach us what she learns. She takes her profession and attacks it with full force by doing everything she can to be the best teacher she can be and I could not thank her more for the support.”
– Janelle Reiff, nominated her teacher for the Wall Street Journal Courageous Leader Award
How To Nominate
Did your teacher, friend or community leader make a major contribution to Courageous Persuaders® Nominate them for the 2018 Courageous Leader Award, and tell us how they did it.