FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 24, 2016, 10:00 a.m. CDT
Contact Jason Hogue, Peru State College Marketing and Communications, 402-872-2429
Lincoln, Nebraska- Raeanna Carbaugh, class of 2015, won the Nebraska State Education Association’s 2017 Rookie of the Year award. The award is given to outstanding Nebraska teachers in their second full year of service.
NSEA.org writes, “The first year in the classroom can be difficult. Yet NSEA’s 2017 Rookie of the Year, Raeanna Carbaugh, a Niobrara Education Association member, has excelled as her school district’s only secondary English teacher, prepping for eight different English courses per day, while also coaching the speech team, directing one act plays and serving as yearbook advisor.”
“She designed and implemented a creative writing course for the students in her small, rural high school. With two other teachers, she organized a professional learning community for local educators.
“She has volunteered for Community Cleanup Day and continues the activism fostered as a member of the Student Education Association of Nebraska by serving as vice president of her local association; as a member of the Elkhorn District Executive Committee; and as a delegate to NEA Representative Assembly last summer. In her “spare” time, she will complete her master’s degree at Wayne State College this year.”
Devin Garcia, class of 2013, was named NSEA 2015 Rookie of the Year.