An annual award given to recognize outstanding leadership or potential for leadership in the Lincoln Public Schools. A $1,000 award will be given to the recipient for use in their further professional growth and development.
The award is in honor of Rudy Fredstrom, a long-time Nebraska teacher and administrator, who served as assistant superintendent of Lincoln Public Schools from 1951-1975 and was life-long leader in education. His message each time he visited students at Fredstrom Elementary School was “never quit learning.” He personified that message and it is fitting that the award be given to a person who also will continue to learn and refine their skills in the area of serving education through leadership.
Upon the death of Dr. Fredstrom in 1997, memorial funds were used to begin this fund. The Fredstrom family plans to continue this annual award.
The R. L. Fredstrom Leadership Award is a means of recognizing those Lincoln Public Schools teachers or coordinators who have shown outstanding leadership qualities or have demonstrated the potential to become an outstanding educational leader.
Selection of the award recipient will be based on outstanding leadership or potential for leadership as determined by:
Nominations may be submitted by any LPS teacher or administrator.
Selection committee will consist of the Director of Staff Development and Director of Leadership Program, in coordination with representatives of the Fredstrom family or their designees (if available).