Bennett Teacher Wins Excellence in Teaching Award

Misty Wilson-2Congratulations to Bennett Elementary teacher Misty Wilson for her selection as the winner of the Lubbock Christian University Award for Excellence in Teaching. Wilson’s selection as one of the two winning teachers was announced during a ceremony on Tuesday, April 28.

LCU President Tim Perrin awarded Wilson a $1,000 check and commemorative teacher hand bell.

Wilson, a second grade teacher at Bennett, is in her fourteenth year of teaching and sixth with Frenship. She was nominated in March for this award by Frenship ISD administration and Bennett principal Michelle Elliott.

The Lubbock Christian Award for Excellence in Teaching recognizes one outstanding teacher from each of the 11 public school districts with attendance areas located in Lubbock County. A blue-ribbon panel at LCU selected the top two teachers from the nominees.

The criteria for the Lubbock Christian Award for Excellence in Teaching includes teaching and educational service. Both teaching and service were 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