Good principals make a difference … great principals touch lives.
The Marie Bourke Leadership Award was established by Glenn and Janice Friendt to affirm and recognize the impact of great principals on the lives of students and teachers. The Award will annually recognize an outstanding principal in the Lincoln Public Schools. Principals honored by the award demonstrate outstanding levels of leadership and continuous improvement in student achievement and development. The $1,000 award also includes participation in The Gallup Organization Leadership program to encourage and groom continued growth in that principal's career.
To be eligible for nomination, individual must be a current principal and emerging leader in Lincoln Public Schools.
Nominations may be submitted by any individual or group. Self-nominations are accepted.
A selection panel will consist of the following members: the Award’s funding source, Lincoln Public Schools, business leader, teacher, a past award recipient, Foundation for Lincoln Public Schools, and the City of Lincoln.