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Nominate Your Favorite High School Teacher for a $3,000 Award

Debra Bia, Office of the Chancellor
Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016, 9:27 a.m.
KU Seniors

KU Seniors:

Do you recall a high school teacher who had a powerful impact on you?  Did you have a great teacher?

Now is the time to repay them for their hard work with a $3,000 award!

About the Wolfe Teaching Excellence Award:  All KU seniors are being asked to nominate outstanding high school educators who have encouraged and positively influenced you to dream, aspire, and persevere.  Such evidence may include a variety of things like a caring attitude, help with academic decisions, remarkable classroom performance, and giving time and creative efforts to the art and science of guiding you in your academic career path.

High school teachers from anywhere in the U.S. or abroad, as well as in any field, are eligible for the Wolfe Teaching Excellence Award.

Nominations may come from KU seniors in any department on campus and must be received by 5:00 p.m. on January 24, 2017.

To nominate a high school teacher who influenced you, please use the following web form: https://kuoirp.wufoo.com/forms/wolfe-teaching-excellence-award-2017/.

If selected, the high school where your former teacher is employed will also receive $1,000.  The recipients will be honored during commencement weekend at the School of Education convocation ceremony and at a dinner held in their honor with their student nominator.  Several teachers will be selected for the award.

Paper nominations may also be submitted to the attention of:  The Wolfe Teaching Excellence Award Committee, c/o Debra Bia, Office of the Chancellor, 230 Strong Hall, 1450 Jayhawk Blvd., Lawrence, KS  66045-7535.  The nomination must include:  your name, e-mail and street address; your teacher’s name, subject taught, school and school’s address; and a one page (minimum) essay on how your teacher influenced your academic development in high school and beyond, and why your teacher is deserving of the Wolfe Teaching Excellence Award.

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