Nominate now for NSEA awards

Members and local associations, as well as administrators and friends of education are eligible for top honors to be given at NSEA’s Delegate Assembly in April.

Any NSEA member may nominate a member teacher, Education Support Professional or deserving group.

Mailed nominations must be postmarked by Friday, Feb. 11, 2022, and should be sent to NSEA Awards, 605 S. 14th St., Lincoln, NE 68508-2742. Nominations may also be submitted online at, with required supporting material mailed to the NSEA.

The 2022 Assembly will be held April 22-23 at Lincoln’s Marriott Cornhusker Hotel.

Members are eligible for:

  • Early Career Educator: To honor a teacher who has excelled in their first five years.
  • Award for Teaching Excellence: Honors a teacher who has excelled in the classroom over a period of time.
  • Education Support Professional of the Year: Honors an ESP who has excelled in his or her job.

Finalists will be notified in March, with winners announced at the Assembly. Recipients receive a $250 cash award.

Members are also eligible for:

  • The Great Plains Milestone: Honors an individual or group for promoting human and civil rights.
  • Community Service: Honors NSEA members or local associations involved in volunteer work outside of classroom hours.
  • Local Public Relations: Honors local associations for outstanding internal communication.

Also to be presented:

  • Administrator of Excellence: Honors an administrator who strives every day to get students and staff to be successful.
  • Friend of Education: Honors an individual or organization that has made a statewide contribution to education.
  • Outstanding Media: Honors newspaper, television or radio station for coverage of education issues and promotion of public education.