PEOPLE's Teacher of the Years Nominees
08/17/2013 AT 05:15 PM EDT
Just in time for back-to-school season ... PEOPLE editors have chosen six candidates – and now it's up to you to decide which one should win one of our People Teacher of the Year awards. CLICK HERE TO VOTE!
All six are inspiring, dedicated educators who are making a difference in their students' lives. They are:
, a drama teacher at Tucson High Magnet School
, a fifth grade teacher at Pine Tree Elementary School in Kent, Wash.
, a third grade teacher at Wisdom Academy for Young Scientists in Los Angeles
, a science teacher at Ridgway Christian School in Pine Bluff, Ark.
, a special education teacher at Independence High School in Bakersfield, Calif.
, a music teacher for K-5 students at New Academy Canoga Park in Los Angeles
Visit People.com/teacherofyear to read all about these amazing teachers and CLICK HERE TO VOTE by Sept. 5