By John McDevitt

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A concept museum in Old City wants to honor a group of dedicated people that may not be getting the recognition they deserve. Nominations are being accepted for the “Teacher As Hero” awards.

The National Liberty Museum honors all sorts of heroes including those who teach our leaders of tomorrow.

“Teachers are our frontline heroes,” says the vice president of programs at the museum, Kevin O’Rangers.

He says the annual awards program recognizes educators for their excellence and leadership in the classroom despite the increasing challenges.

“So, these are the teachers that have to resolve bullying issues in their classroom, have to be dedicated to be in situations where violence can occur, where achievement is essentially a part of that school experience.”

If you know an outstanding teacher and would like to nominate them for the honor, go to You have to do it by February 4th. In past years up to 18 educators were put in the spotlight.

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