Teacher Education Alumni Awards 

Do you know an outstanding teacher, administrator, or other K-12 school professional? Someone whose lifelong dedication to public service reflects the ideals of the School of Education? 

If that person is a UW–Madison School of Education graduate in elementary or secondary education, consider nominating him or her for a special alumni award. The School honors outstanding school professionals with two alumni awards:

  • Lois Gadd Nemec Elementary Education Alumni Award
  • Robert and Carroll Heideman Secondary Education Alumni Award 
Nominations for the above awards are currently closed
 

Award Criteria & Eligibility

Both the Nemec and the Heideman awards recognize graduates who have demonstrated commitment and distinguished service as classroom teachers, administrators, or other K-12 school professionals ​(one recipient per category).

LOIS GADD NEMEC ELEMENTARY EDUCATION ALUMNI AWARD

  • The Nemec Award recognizes graduates for their outstanding skills and commitment to their local educational communities.

     

  • The nominee must have received a degree in elementary education from the UW-Madison School of Education.

     

ROBERT AND CARROLL HEIDEMAN SECONDARY EDUCATION ALUMNI AWARD

  • The Heideman Award also recognizes graduates for their outstanding skills and commitment to their local educational communities. 

  • The nominee must have received a degree in secondary education from the UW-Madison School of Education. 

 
NOTE: Current faculty and staff of UW–Madison are not eligible to receive alumni awards.

*** NOMINATIONS for these awards are closed ***

Submitting a Nomination


Nomination packets for both awards should include the following materials:

  • Nomination Statement
  • Candidate's Résumé or CV
  • Letter(s) of Support (min: 1, max: 3)

 Please submit nominations in ​one of the following ways:

  • Online nomination form (upload digital files of supporting documents) - Nominations ARE closed
  • Email to ​Events Coordinator Jody Moen
  • Mail or deliver to:
    School of Education External Relations Office
    Attn: Jody Moen
    181 Education Building
    1000 Bascom Mall
    Madison, WI 53706

Award Selection & Recognition 

Selections for the Nemec and Heideman awards are made by a School of Education award committee (one recipient per category). Awardees will receive an inscribed plaque and an award stipend. 

Questions

Please contact Events Coordinator Jody Moen at jody.moen@wisc.edu