Wilson, a second grade teacher at Bennett, is in her fourteenth year of teaching and sixth with Frenship. She was nominated for this award by Bennett principal Michelle Elliott as the campus representative. Each Frenship campus submitted a nominee, and Wilson was selected from the 12 campus finalists.
The Lubbock Christian Award for Excellence in Teaching will recognize one outstanding teacher from each of the 11 public school districts with attendance areas located in Lubbock County. A blue-ribbon panel at LCU will select the top two teachers from the nominees and announce the winners during a reception on Tuesday, April 28.
The top two teachers receiving the Lubbock Christian Award for Excellence in Teaching will receive a 1,000 dollar check. LCU President Tim Perrin will also recognize each of the nominees who will receive a Teacher Hand Bell and 100 dollars. W. “Bear” Mills, author and 1997-98 Texas Teacher of the Year, will serve as the keynote speaker.
The criteria for the Lubbock Christian Award for Excellence in Teaching includes teaching and educational service. Both teaching and service will be evaluated by the blue-ribbon committee.
Specific criteria for outstanding teaching includes:
- Subject Matter Knowledge – possesses strong subject matter knowledge and the ability to convey the content to students
- Planning for Student Learning – develops instructional lessons that address student background, interest and learning needs
- Engaging All Students – utilizes instructional strategies, resources, and technology to promote student success
- Positive Classroom Community – creates positive relationships with students and a sense of shared responsibility
- Positive Professional Communication – effectively interacts with students, parents, and colleagues
Specific criteria for outstanding educational service includes:
- Contributions to the School Community – engages in activities that support students, their families, and colleagues
- Contributions to the School District – engages in activities that promote professional development and student success
- Contributions to the Teaching Profession – engages in activities that promote the teaching profession beyond the campus and district through professional presentations, publications, and related service