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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:

Art Almquist, a drama teacher at Tucson High Magnet School

Jeromie Heath, a fifth grade teacher at Pine Tree Elementary School in Kent, Wash.

Kaylie Gomez, a third grade teacher at Wisdom Academy for Young Scientists in Los Angeles

Diedre Young, a science teacher at Ridgway Christian School in Pine Bluff, Ark.

Kevin Crosby, a special education teacher at Independence High School in Bakersfield, Calif.

Genein Letford, 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!
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