One In a Million

In May 2018, we launched the One In A Million feature series. Each month, we highlight a phenomenal teacher who is doing amazing work and transforming the lives of youth. In partnership with varied local media and business outlets, the prize package for the featured teacher has included prizes like:

  • a generous MDTP gift package (prizes & gifts vary based on availability)
  • MDTP green carpet gift presentation at winner’s school
  • participation in an on-air game with radio personalities Priscilla & Joey on Mix 96.9
  • teaching supplies from Staples (see eliminations)
  • an invitation to an End of the Year OIAM-exclusive Teacher Happy Hour (see eliminations)
  • an invitation to be interviewed on MDTP’s Teacher’s Lounge Podcast
  • tickets to MDTP’s Annual Adult Field Trip held in July
  • a nomination for MDTP’s Feel Like a Million Dollars Grand Prize
  • a number of school-specific OIAM perks all month long!

Click the button below to nominate a teacher for the One In A Million feature series.

Feel Like a Million Dollars

Feel Like a Million Dollars

The whole community is invited to vote for their favorite educator from our One in a Million featured teachers at the end of the academic year. This teacher will receive a fabulous Grand Prize package & be announced & celebrated at our end-of-year fundraising gala! This grand prize package will include a generous monetary gift as well as over $1,200 worth of gift cards, resort stays, adventure outings & other amazing gifts from teacher-fan businesses around the Valley.

Thank you for taking the time to vote on your favorite One in a Million teacher from the 2022/2023 school year!


1. Voting is open to anyone in the community.

2. You may vote for ONE teacher per ballot.

3. You may vote more than once, however only ONCE per day.

Voting closes at midnight on July 13, 2023. The Feel Like a Million Dollars grand prize-winning teacher will be announced at MDTP’s Adult Field Trip on July 14, 2023.

Adult Field Trip

The annual Million Dollar Teacher Project fundraiser, will be PRIVATELY held at the Children’s Museum of Phoenix in downtown Phoenix. This event will begin with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and, together, we will celebrate the kid in us that finally gets to play outside and be reminded why teachers are so important to all of us! With a live raffle, music and the museum all to ourselves, this awesome event will be the best Adult Field Trip you have ever taken!

The Feel Like a Million Dollars grand prize-winning teacher will be announced at MDTP‘s annual fundraising gala, the Adult Field Trip, on July 14, 2023. Here is the EventBrite link for the purchase of tickets to the Adult Field Trip. 

One In A Million feature series

Previous One in a Million Featured Teacher Testimony

Check below to read more about our latest One in a Million Teachers.

Thank you to our current One in a Million Sponsors:

Cricket Wireless

Cricket Wireless Sponsor

Fiesta Bowl Charities

Fiesta Bowl Charities

Gateway Bank

Gateway Bank



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