Lawrence Schools Foundation Staff Awards
Each year district teachers and staff are recognized through with various awards through the Lawrence Schools Foundation. Nominations from staff and the community are accepted for each of the first three awards. Learn more about each award, see previous winners and gather the nomination form by clicking on the link for each honor.
Dedication to Education
An award to a certified teacher or para-educator who goes the extra mile to help kids who need it most. The $5,000 award is typically presented in December.
Educator of the Year
Two awards given to a teacher or school administrator who has made outstanding contributions to our students. One award is provided at the elementary level and one at the secondary level. The awards are $1,500 each and are presented at the Foundation Follies in April.
Nominations open February 1.
Excellence in Teaching
Barbara Hodgson Dream To Achieve Award
Allen Press Distinguished Teaching Award
The A.C.E Award recognizes and applauds classified employees whose efforts benefit students, faculty and staff, and others within and outside the USD 497 community. Students, faculty, classified and administrative staff may nominate any permanent part-time or full-time classified employee. Award recipients will be announced each fall and each spring.
The recipient of the A.C.E Award will receive a $500.00 award.