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.
Teachers from Prescott, Brownell, Pyrtle and Elliott elementary schools.
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.
Nominations may be submitted by any individual or group. Self-nominations are accepted.
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.