Excellence in Teaching

"Teachers do more than teach, they inspire students to reach new heights of success. I am so pleased, through the Grand Island Community Foundation we will have an opportunity to honor our teachers - these shining examples who demonstrate a love for and quality in teaching."

- Kim West Dinsdale

Past Recipients:

  • 2013: Christa Speed, Grand Island Public Schools (Orchestra and Band)
  • 2012: Karen Gruener, Cedar Hollow School (2nd Grade)
  • 2011: Tess Westover, Howard Elementary School (2nd Grade)
  • 2010: Pat Kayl, Grand Island Central Catholic (Science)
  • 2009: Michella Honas, Grand Island Senior High School (Special Education)
  • 2008: David Sackschewsky, Grand Island Northwest High School (Music)
  • 2007: Mary Ann Richards, Walnut Middle School (Guidance Counselor)
  • 2006: Kay Janzen, Grand Island Central Catholic (Math)
  • 2005: Brandi Anderson, Grand Island Senior High School (E.S.L.)

Nomination Form - Due October 15

Download the nomination form in a fillable PDF format and attach the supporting documentation required. 

***The nomination form is currently being updated so the link is currently inactive. This link will be activated by August 1st.

Accredited by the Community Foundations National
Standards Board

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  • Grand Island, NE 68803
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