The second Clabaugh Family Outstanding Educator Award will be announced during American Education Week in November.
The recipient will receive a $1,000 check as well as a plaque with their name on it hanging in the Beatrice Public School’s administration building. This will be the second year the Clabaugh family has sponsored this award.
Last year, now-retired Stoddard Elementary teacher Jackie Johnson was selected to receive the award. Johnson was nominated by a student that was in her fourth-grade class. Her nominator, Kirsten Baete, now attends the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Baete nominated Johnson for helping her through her migraines in fourth grade.
Nominations for this year are open. Applications for nominations can be picked up at any Beatrice schools and sent in to the Beatrice Education Foundation or dropped off with school principals. They can also be found online at the Beatrice Foundation or Beatrice Public Schools websites.
Applications request the name and subject or grade the teacher specializes in as well as where they are employed and a brief explanation as to why you are nominating them. Questions to answer in your explanation are how the teacher inspires students and examples as to how they have an impact on you or their students.
Nominations are due by Oct. 26 and the recipient will be announced during American Education Week starting Nov. 12.