Carol MacDaniels Teacher of the Year Award

The Carol MacDaniels Award is presented each year to a Nebraska teacher who exhibits the commitments of the Nebraska Writing Project: enriching the lives of students and teachers through writing; building strong links between schools and their communities; and fostering networks that support teachers.

For over a decade of work for the Nebraska Writing Project, Carol MacDaniels exemplified these commitments. In her own classrooms at Unadilla, Lincoln, and Peru, in the Rural Institute program for Nebraska communities, and in her local and national advocacy work on behalf of educators, Carol MacDaniels modeled a life centered in writing and teaching. This yearly award honors a Nebraska teacher with a similar passion for writing, community, and excellence.

(Read Inaugural Address, May 2000)         

(See annual Spring Gatherings)