CEHS graduate and student named Nebraska Teacher of the Year


CEHS graduate and student named Nebraska Teacher of the Year

14 Oct 2014    By Brad Stauffer

Scottsbluff High School mathematics teacher Shelby Aaberg has been named Nebraska Teacher of the Year by the Nebraska Department of Education. Aaberg earned his bachelor's degree in math education from CEHS and Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education in 2004. He's currently a Ph.D. student in TLTE and advisee of Dr. Del Harnisch.

"I want my energy and passion for mathematics to shine through my instruction and infect my students," said Aaberg. "I teach my students that sound logic, effective strategies and consistent effort are the primary determinants of success in my classroom."

A panel of Nebraska educators selected Aaberg as the 2015 Nebraska Teacher of the Year. Nebraska Commissioner of Education Matt Blomstedt, a Ph.D. graduate of CEHS's Department of Educational Administration, presented the award to Aaberg on Oct. 10, 2014. The Teacher of the Year program recognizes the contributions of classroom teachers who are exceptionally dedicated, knowledgeable and skilled and teachers who have the ability to inspire students of all backgrounds and abilities to learn. He will represent Nebraska in the national Teacher of the Year competition later this year.

For more information, read the news release from the Nebraska Department of Education.

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