The Lawrence Awards for Outstanding Teaching in Wisconsin recognize two outstanding Wisconsin teachers each year with monetary awards and citations of excellence presented at Lawrence’s annual Commencement ceremony. Teachers are nominated by former students who are graduating seniors at Lawrence. Winners are selected based on how effectively they communicate their subject to students, create a sense of excitement about their subject, motivate students to work toward excellence in academic achievements, and show evidence of genuine concern for students both in and out of the classroom.
Each year, two awards are presented. The awards are given in a ceremony at the President's House, where the recipients are invited to dine with their former students and other guests. Each recipient also receives a monetary award and funds for school library acquisitions.
Any Wisconsin secondary school teacher is eligible. Nominations are made by graduating seniors who attended high school in Wisconsin, and winners are selected by the Committee on Teacher Education.
Award recipients should be teachers who:
- effectively communicate their subject to their students
- create a sense of excitement about their subject
- motivate their students to work toward excellence in academic achievements
- show evidence of genuine concern for their students both in and out of the classroom
If you are a graduating senior from Wisconsin, please use the button at the top of this page to honor one of your excellent secondary school teachers with a nomination for this year's Lawrence Awards for Outstanding Teaching in Wisconsin.