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Join in Concordia University-Portland’s Ultimate Teacher Lounge Makeover April 29- May 10

/EIN News/ -- Portland, Oregon, May 06, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- School teachers go beyond the classroom to transform the lives of students every day.  This Teacher Appreciation Week May 6-10, 2019, Concordia University-Portland is honored to do more than say “thanks,” by launching the Ultimate Teacher Lounge Makeover.   

Concordia University-Portland and its nationwide alumni network of educators invites submissions for a teacher lounge makeover worth up to $50,000. Winner will be announced on May 31, 2019.

“Transforming lives is the true power of education, and everyone can support their local school as the hub of their community” said Alisa Bates, interim dean of Concordia University-Portland’s College of Education. “In appreciation of teachers, we excited to honor the transformative role teachers play in their students’ lives, by improving a teacher lounge.

To participate in the Ultimate Teacher Lounge Makeover, visit, pick a meme and share it using hashtag #UltimateTeacherLounge and #contest. Then encourage other educators at your school to do the same.

Concordia University-Portland prepares educators nationwide online and on campus through bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate degrees. The university’s educator alumni network is more than 10,000 strong, reaching educators and students at all levels.

At Concordia, current and future teachers are immersed from day one in real school environments. This emphasis on field experiences – early and often – helps drive classroom discussions, theory, and coursework, and serves as the foundation of a new, collaborative education model called 3 to PhD®.

Follow the campaign on Twitter and Instagram #UltimateTeacherLounge.

ABOUT CONCORDIA UNIVERSITYLocated in Portland, Oregon, Concordia University is a nonprofit, private Lutheran university founded in 1905 with a mission of preparing leaders for the transformation of society. Concordia serves students nationwide on its campuses and online, through its College of Education, College of Health & Human Services, School of Management, and Concordia University School of Law in Boise, Idaho. For more information, visit and



Madeline Turnock
Concordia University Portland

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