Excellence in Teaching Award Winners

 Tracy MorrowCathy Howard


2017 Excellence in Teaching Award Winners -  (left) Tracy Morrow, 4th and 5th grade Newcomers teacher at West Lawn Elementary pictured with Kim West Dinsdale and Melissa DeLaet. (Right) Cathy Howard, English and journalism teacher at Grand Island Central Catholic pictured with Melissa DeLaet, Kim West Dinsdale, and Jen Myers who nominated her for the award.


  • 2017: Tracy Morrow, West Lawn Elementary (4th and 5th grade Newcomers) and Cathy Howard, Grand Island Central Catholic (English/journalism) 
  • 2016: Wendy Heider, Trinity Lutheran School (4th Grade)
  • 2015: Jerome Dubas, Grand Island Senior High, (Art) and Kirk Ramsey, Barr Middle School (Guidance Counselor)
  • 2014: Nancy Chavez, Seedling Mile Elementary (4th Grade)
  • 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.)