Nominations Are Now Being Accepted For the Excellence in Teaching Award

A cash award of $1,000 will be presented to one classroom teacher employed by USD 353 in grades K-12 at the conclusion of the 2023-2024 school year and returning for the 2024-2025 school year.


NOMINATION FORM to nominate a teacher


The Excellence in Teaching Award is sponsored by the USD 353 School Foundation, Inc. and seeks to encourage and recognize the professional and leadership excellence of Wellington educators essential for quality education; increase awareness of the positive aspects of education in Kansas; and promote pride in the school and the community.

The nominee must be a certified classroom teacher for USD 353.  The teacher should be exceptionally skilled, dedicated and have the ability to inspire students of all backgrounds and abilities to learn.  The teacher should have the respect and admiration of students, parents, and colleagues, and should play an active and useful role in the community as well as in the school. 

Nominations can be made by anyone residing in USD 353 by filling out the application on the USD 353 website.

Nominations must be received by midnight April 8th, 2024.