USD 204’s Nelson again noted as top educator
Kim Nelson, Language Arts teacher at Clark Middle School, has been selected to receive the 2016 California Casualty Award for Teaching Excellence, one of public education’s most prestigious awards. Nelson is among 42 public school educators from across the United States who will be honored.
Nelson last year was selected as one of eight finalists for the 2015 Kansas Teacher of the Year award.
“I am, and always have been, truly humbled and honored to represent the great teachers in this district and in the state of Kansas,” Nelson said in a news release. “I enjoy sharing the ideas and successes of our students, teachers and community.”
Each educator will be invited to participate in the Global Learning Fellowship, an extensive, year-long professional development opportunity to cultivate global competence skills. Fellows contribute to the advancement of the profession by creating global lesson plans that are shared with educators on open source platforms.
Nelson will be recognized at the NEA Foundation’s Salute to Excellence in Education Gala Feb. 12, 2016, in Washington, D.C. From the 42 state awardees, five finalists will be selected to receive $10,000 awards, and one finalist will be named the nation’s top educator, receiving an additional $25,000 award.
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