Nebraska City Public Schools Director of Assessment/Curriculum Support/School Improvement/Educational Diagnostician Teresa Frields was honored with the Al Kilgore Award of Excellence from the Nebraska Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.
Frields received the award in July during a luncheon that took place during Administrators Days in Kearney.
Receiving the award was a bit overwhelming, said Frields, who received a standing ovation from the audience when her name was announced as this year’s winner.
“Receiving the Al Kilgore award was an unexpected honor and I just hope I can continue to live up to the high standards this type of honor represents,” said Frields.
“I aspire to do what all educators strive to do… give our best for our kids,” she said.
The Al Kilgore Award of Excellence is given annually to an outstanding Nebraska educator in the area of curriculum, instruction and assessment.
The distinguished career of this educator should have touched and encouraged many lives during their career in education, according to nomination guidelines for the honor.
Frields began her NCPS career 38 years ago.
She has taught preschool through middle grades, served as the diagnostician for Nebraska City Public Schools, and continues to serve as the director of assessment, curriculum and school improvement.
She is part of the district’s administrative team, provides new teacher training, and helps facilitate the district’s professional development.
Frields, who often works behind the scenes in support of others,  has been afforded opportunities to be published and give presentations in Nebraska, in surrounding states and as far away as China.
Frields is the second NCPS recipient of the award. Former Superintendent Dr. Keith Rohwer received it in 2004.