Savannah-Chatham County Public School System

Woodville Tompkins Teacher Recognized as National LifeChanger

Published on: 3/15/2019

​​Woodville Tompkins teacher Bertha Delgadillo was surprised in her classroom Friday, March 15th when representatives of the National Life Group, family members and colleagues showed up to announce that she had been named a National LifeChanger award winner.  The National Life Group Foundation who sponsors the award, received 832 nominations from across the country for the honor.  Ms. Delgadillo is one of only 15 educators to be named a national award winner.


LifeChanger of the Year recognizes and rewards the very best K-12 public and private school educators and employees across the United States who are making a difference in the lives of students by exemplifying excellence, positive influence and leadership.  In order to be selected as a LifeChanger of the Year winner, nominees must demonstrate the following:


  • Make a positive impact in the lives of students
  • Enhance their school or district's atmosphere, culture and pride
  • Demonstrate exemplary leadership at the school and/or district level
  • Possess a proven record of professional excellence
  • Show commitment to building a nurturing environment that supports learning
  • Adhere to the highest moral and ethical standards

Ms. Delgadillo received a $3,000 award - $1500 for herself and $1500 for her school.  Her nominator was fellow Woodville Tompkins teacher Christopher Lecount.  The winners were chosen by a committee of past winners and education professionals.

To see video of the surprise announcement click here.

To see the complete photo gallery click here.​

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