Marian Battey Andersen and Charles Wheaton Battey (sister and brother) attended the following Lincoln Public Schools: Sheridan Elementary School, Irving Middle School, and Lincoln High School. Marian and Chuck believed that their success in life was a direct result of the notable teachers they had while attending K-12 public schools. After graduating Phi Beta Kappa from the University of NE, Marian Andersen enjoyed outstanding local and national service, including being the first woman and non-Lincoln person to head the University of NE Foundation (she also co-chaired its capital campaign). Marian led numerous Omaha charities and national charities including the National Red Cross Board of Directors. Chuck Battey graduated with honors from University of NE and served in executive positions with three major corporations. He was the volunteer leader of many Kansas City organizations including United Way, Public Television, and Chamber of Commerce.
This annual award is given to recognize outstanding leadership or potential for leadership for Lincoln Public School teachers at Sheridan Elementary, Irving Middle School or Lincoln High School. A monetary award will be given to the recipient to use for their professional development.
Selection of the award recipient will be based on the following (please use 500 words or less to describe how you will use the award funds and exhibit the following qualities):
Nominations can 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.