About the Award
The Dolores N. Mather Award for Language Arts Teaching was established in 2018 by Marcia Barkley in memory of her mother Dolores Mather, a former elementary teacher at Prescott, Brownell, Pyrtle, and Elliott elementary schools. The award shall be used to support the professional development of language arts teachers.
As a teacher Dolores always emphasized language and reading and had an uncanny talent for helping students find their unique talents. Dolores listened to her students and found creative ways to teach each individual child. She also believed teachers should want to learn and improve by continuing their own education. The award is to be used to support the continuing education of the award winner.
Applying for the Award
Application Open: September 30, 2020–November 30, 2020
Award Amount: $1,500
Criteria: Elementary teachers from Prescott, Brownell, Elliott and Pyrtle elementary schools who demonstrate excellence in teaching reading, writing, and language arts - particularly when it comes to teaching individual students.
Nominees must be enrolled in, or have recently (within five years) completed course work in language arts at an accredited college or university. As part of the nomination process, Foundation forms will ask what course work has been taken, when and where.
Please describe how the nominee shows enthusiasm for teaching reading, writing, and language arts.
What innovative techniques does the nominee use to encourage and stimulate interest and learning for their students? Give specific examples.
How does the nominee demonstrate respect for students, their parents/guardians, colleagues, and other school and District personnel?
Nominating Process: Nominations may be submitted by any individual or group. Self-nominations are accepted.
Selection Process: The selection committee will be facilitated by the Foundation for Lincoln Public Schools Scholarships & Awards Committee. The award is to be used to support the continuing education of the award winner.