2018 - Freda Battey Distinguished Educator Award
The family of Freda Drath Battey, a UNL graduate and former public school teacher, has established a “Distinguished Educator Award" in her memory. Candidates for this award are nominated by students in the College of Education and Human Sciences, University of Nebraska–Lincoln. The criteria for the award is “excellence in teaching coupled with recognition in other complementary education activities, such as counseling of students or initiation of student-oriented programs.” In reviewing files, the selection committee will look for evidence of teaching excellence, efforts to continue to grow as a teacher, commitment to students, and engagement with students outside the classroom.
After we have received your nomination, we will write to the teacher and his/her principal asking for more information. The recipient will be selected by a committee composed of faculty and College of Education and Human Sciences students and will be honored at a luncheon in the Spring. The student nominator of the winning teacher will also be invited to the luncheon. The recipient will receive an inscribed school bell and a check for $6,000, and her/his school will receive $3,000.00.
The award was established in 1986 by Joan and Charles W. Battey of Shawnee Mission, Kansas and Marian (Battey) and Harold W. Andersen of Omaha, Nebraska to commemorate the life and career of their mother and mother-in-law, Freda Drath Battey, a 1923 graduate of Teachers College who was a public school teacher in Ashland, Nebraska.
Why should this person be recognized as an outstanding teacher? Please write a paragraph or two and include the following information.
• What is it about this educator’s teaching and other educational activities that is outstanding?
• Provide some specific examples. Tell a story that illustrates why you respect this educator.
• Explain how you know this educator is committed to students. What does s/he do that
demonstrates this commitment?
• In what ways does this educator engage with students outside the classroom?
Nominations are due March 31, 2018
The Freda Battey Distinguished Educator Award is given each year to an exemplary Nebraska secondary school teacher.
The criteria for selection shall be excellence in teaching coupled with recognition in other complementary educational activities, such as counseling of students or initiation of studentoriented programs. In reviewing files, the selection committee will look for evidence of teaching excellence, efforts to continue to grow as a teacher, commitment to students, and engagement with students outside the classroom.
The N.U. foundation will give $6000 to the Honoree and $3,000 to the High School of the honoree for the Freda Battey Distinguished Educator Award. I would like to nominate the following Nebraska public or private secondary school teacher for the Freda Battey Distinguished Educator Award:
Nominations are due March 16, 2018