H.H. "Red" and Ruth H. Nelson Family Foundation Excellence in Teaching Award

H.H. "Red" and Ruth H. Nelson Family Foundation Excellence in Teaching Award
Posted on 01/16/2018
H.H. "Red" and Ruth H. Nelson Family Foundation Excellence in Teaching Award

Honor the best teachers of the Council Bluffs Community School District and the Lewis Central School District for the influence they have on the development of their students and the part they play to help maintain Council Bluffs' longstanding reputation for educational excellence. The Nelson Family Foundation Excellence in Teaching Award recognizes those individuals who go above and beyond to demonstrate leadership and vision in our schools.

Making a nomination is a fantastic way to give a teacher the recognition he/she deserves. To nominate someone for this award, visit www.thenelsonfoundation.org. Five teachers will receive public recognition and a $5,000 gift.

Nominees must have a minimum of two years experience as a certified teacher or counselor in the Council Bluffs Community School District or the Lewis Central School District (K-12). Nominations will be accepted from students (current and former), parents, fellow teachers, school administrators and the general public. Individuals cannot nominate themselves. Nominations must be submitted online by February 16, 2018.

The H.H. “Red” and Ruth H. Nelson Family Foundation Excellence in Teaching Award Program is administered by The Omaha Community Foundation.  Neither the Nelson Family nor administrators from either of the eligible school districts are involved in the process.  Judges are independently selected by The Omaha Community Foundation and neither the Nelson Family nor the school district administrators are aware of their identity.  Recipients of the Nelson’s Excellence in Teaching Award Program are at the sole discretion of the judges.

Past LC recipients include the following:  John Drake, Linda Hahn, Clay Cunningham, Joe Vinchattle, Allison Toman, Laurie Nielsen, Lee Dwyer, Beth Smith, Heather Nano, Amy Higginbotham, Jennifer Stroup, Gina Johnson, Trudy Kimble, Heidi White, Anne Benson, Ann Nun, Christine Sutherland and Joan Goeser.

Applications must be made on line.  You may nominate your favorite teacher by going to:

The H.H. "Red" Nelson Award Nomination


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