Honoring our teachers ...

Please take time today to nominate your favorite teacher for the annual Lincoln Public Schools "Thank You Teacher" event.

In honor of Nebraska Teacher Recognition Day in March, Lincoln Public Schools and KFOR/KFRX Radio are again collaborating to thank our educators with the annual "Thank You Teacher" contest. Nominations should be postmarked or sent by Friday, Feb. 8, at 5 p.m. and mailed to: Thank You Teacher, Communications, LPS District Offices, 5905 O St., Lincoln, NE 68510. 

You can also submit nominations online at: https://www.lps.org/apps/teacher_recognition_day

Anyone who lives in Lincoln/Lancaster County can nominate a teacher in any of five categories: preschool-grade 2, grades 3-5, middle school, high school and retired. In addition to a written description explaining why a teacher made a difference in your life, entries should include the teacher’s name, grade level and school (or contact information), as well as the nominator’s name, school and grade level (if applicable), address and phone number. 

Five teachers will be chosen and honored at a special breakfast on Thursday, March 7 at the Governor’s Mansion, where the five students who submitted the winning nominations also will be invited to attend and read their winning letters. The winners will all receive gift bags and prizes awarded by KFOR/KFRX and their sponsors. 

The event is part of Nebraska Teacher Recognition activities. Sponsors include LPS, KFOR/KFRX, the Lincoln Education Association and the Foundation for Lincoln Public Schools.


Published: January 8, 2019, Updated: January 16, 2019

"...People are our greatest asset. Our investment in people is very important, in terms of getting the very best and keeping the very best."

Eric Weber, LPS associate superintendent for human resources