Each year, two NNHS educators are honored by the Newton community. Now is the time for parents/guardians AND students to nominate an educator who has had a significant influence on you or your child. Nominations are due Tuesday, April 30, 2019. There are two ways to submit your nomination.
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In 1991, Paul E. Elicker, Newton North High School Class of 1940, established the Paul E. Elicker Award for Excellence in Teaching. His generous gift is a tribute to his father, who was principal at Newton High School from 1932 –1940. Each year an award, funded by Mr. Elicker’s grant, is presented for excellence in teaching. By agreement with Mr. Elicker, excellence is broadly defined as: 1) A deep appreciation and knowledge of a subject matter. 2) Teaching that stretches the mind of students. 3) Standards for performance that inspire excellence.
Upon her retirement in 2010, the friends and family of Brenda Keegan, a former English Department Head (Newton North High School), Principal (Newton South High School) and Deputy Superintendent (Newton Public Schools) established this award as a gift to the two high schools she loved. Each year “The Keegan Award for Excellence in Teaching” recognizes one Educator from each high school who inspires students to think—both critically and creatively—and to consider the significance of their studies to their own lives.