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Kacee Conley—Middle School Art Educator of the Year

Background The Nebraska Art Teachers Association has named Kacee Conley from Irving Middle School the 2019 Nebraska Middle School Art Educator of the Year. The mission of the Nebraska Art Teachers Association is to advocate for and advance art education in Nebraska to fulfill human potential and promote global understanding. Conley has proven herself as […]

Marnie Zabel—2019 Nebraska School Psychologist of the Year

Background The Nebraska School Psychologist Association has named Marnie Zabel from Belmont Elementary School the 2019 Nebraska School Psychologist of the Year. School psychologists are uniquely trained to help children succeed academically, socially, behaviorally and emotionally. With expertise in mental health, learning and behavior, school psychologists partner with families, teachers, administrators and other professionals to […]

Carrie Erks—2019 School Social Worker of the Year for Nebraska

Background The School Social Work Association of Nebraska was established nearly 30 years ago, with the mission to promote professional excellence among school social workers in an effort to enhance the well-being of students, families and community within the state’s educational system. Every year the organization recognizes a School Social Worker of the Year. Carrie […]

Stephanie Howell—The recipient of the Christa McAuliffe Prize for Courage and Excellence in Education for 2019

Background The University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s College of Education and Human Sciences has named Stephanie Howell, a psychology and government teacher at The Career Academy, the recipient of the Christa McAuliffe Prize for Courage and Excellence in Education for 2019. The prize has been awarded annually for more than 30 years to a Nebraska teacher who […]

Belmont Elementary School wins the BEA Golden Psi Award

Background The American Psychological Association and its Board of Educational Affairs has awarded Belmont Elementary School with the 2019 BEA Golden Psi Award. Belmont becomes only the seventh school in the country to win this honor; previous winners included schools from Los Angeles, Dallas and Florida. The award is open to all public and private […]

Teammates Mentoring Program—Pillar of Achievement Award

Background The TeamMates Mentoring Program of Lincoln has been honored with the 2019 Pillar of Achievement award. The TeamMates Mentoring Program bestows this award to a chapter that has demonstrated a commitment to helping high school senior mentees pursue and earn scholarships for postsecondary education and training. This past year alone, TeamMates Mentoring Program of […]

Lincoln East High School Music Department—Exemplary Program Award

Background The Nebraska Music Education Association (NMEA) has recently honored the Lincoln East High School Music Department with the Exemplary Program Award. East High School becomes one of only eight music departments, pre-K through grade 12, to win this statewide award since 2000. The purpose of this award is to recognize music programs and their […]

Melissa Hernandez—2018 World Language Teacher of the Year

Background The Nebraska International Languages Association named Spanish teacher Melissa Hernandez from Lincoln Northeast High School the 2018 Outstanding World Language Teacher. The Nebraska International Languages Association is a professional organization dedicated to the support and promotion of the teaching of languages in the state of Nebraska. Anyone who is actively engaged in the teaching […]

Mariah Wailes—2018 Nebraska New World Language Teacher of the Year

Background The Nebraska International Languages Association named Spanish teacher Mariah Wailes from Lincoln High School its 2018 New World Language Teacher of the Year. Wailes is in her second year of teaching at Lincoln High. The Nebraska International Languages Association is a professional organization dedicated to the support and promotion of the teaching of languages […]

Kristen Tangen—2018 Nebraska French Teacher of the Year

Background The Nebraska International Languages Association named Kristen Tangen from Lincoln Southeast High School its 2018 Nebraska French Teacher of the Year. The Nebraska International Languages Association is a professional organization dedicated to the support and promotion of the teaching of languages in the state of Nebraska. Anyone who is actively engaged in the teaching […]

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