Nebraska Department of Education (NDE) - Nebraska Awards of Excellence Program
08/11/21 11:59 PM (Central Daylight Time) - Postmark or Electronic Submission
Award to a Nebraska PreK-12 classroom teacher to honor outstanding achievements and contributions to education. All award finalists will receive a $1,000 grant for educational projects and professional pursuits. Key qualifications include the use of effective teaching methods and the ability to inspire and motivate students of all backgrounds and abilities to learn.
The Nebraska Teacher of the Year candidate has the respect and admiration of colleagues and:
In order to encourage innovative educational programs to benefit students and local school districts, the Nebraska State Board of Education awards a grant to each of the finalists so each honored teacher can pursue an educational project of special interest. In the past, teachers and their students have acquired (or produced) special curriculum materials, purchased classroom technological equipment, acquired new skills through attendance at seminars, studied arts and humanities, sponsored student field trips, and purchased unique items not otherwise budgeted for (such as artwork for display and a school sign for placement outside a new building).
GrantWatch ID#: 158260
The Nebraska Application Review Committee selects five Award of Excellence Teachers. Out of these five, the Nebraska Teacher of the Year will be determined.
In order to encourage innovative educational programs to benefit students and local school districts, the Nebraska State Board of Education awards a $1,000 grant to each of the finalists so each honored teacher can pursue an educational project of special interest.
Sponsors and other friends of the Nebraska Teacher of the Year Program have provided stipends to the Awards of Excellence recipients and to the Nebraska Teacher of the Year.
Nebraska Teacher of the Year state obligations begin November 2021. National Teacher of the Year obligations begin January 2022.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Nebraska Teacher of the Year online Nomination Form:
Nebraska Teacher of the Year Application (fillable):
For additional information, please contact:
Lora Sypal, Teacher of the Year Coordinator
Nebraska Department of Education
P.O. Box 94987
Lincoln, NE 68509-4987
Telephone: (402) 471-5059
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