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Show a Great High School Teacher Your Gratitude

Wolfe Teaching Excellence Award Committee
Wednesday, January 17, 2018, 10:32 p.m.
All KU Lawrence Students, Seniors

Show a Great High School Teacher Your Gratitude

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

Now is the time to repay them for their hard work by nominating them for a $3,000 award.

About the Wolfe Teaching Excellence Award

All KU seniors can nominate outstanding high school educators for the Wolfe Teaching Excellence Award. The award recognized teachers who encouraged and positively influenced students to dream, aspire, and persevere. 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 United States or abroad, as well as in any field, are eligible for the Wolfe Teaching Excellence Award.

Nominations, which include an essay on the teacher, may come from KU seniors in any department on campus and must be received by 5 p.m. on January 26, 2018. The essay should be a minimum of one page and relate how your teacher influenced your academic development in high school and beyond, and why this teacher is deserving of the Wolfe Teaching Excellence Award.

To nominate a high school teacher who influenced you, please use this web form: https://kuoirp.wufoo.com/forms/wolfe-teaching-excellence-award-2018/.

Hard copy nominations also may be submitted to: 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 the essay.

Several teachers will be selected for the award. The recipients will be honored during commencement weekend at the School of Education recognition ceremony and at a dinner held in their honor with their student nominator. Read about the most recent recipients. In addition, the high schools where the winning teachers are employed also will receive $1,000.

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