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Audrey Samuelson

Audrey Samuelson (NE '98)


At the time of the Award, Audrey Samuelson was:

York Elementary School
York, NE

Subject(s) taught: Kindergarten
Grade(s): K

Biographical Information

Audrey Samuelson retired in 2019, after 39 years with York Public Schools in York, Nebraska. At the time of her award, teacher Audrey Samuelson's kindergarten class at York Elementary School in York was structured around a "planning board," a chart that lists nine work areas in her classroom. Her students used this board to assign themselves to a work area, and were then responsible for planning, carrying out and evaluating their learning. Mrs. Samuelson created a home reading incentive program called "Reading for Pennies," in which students add a penny (supplied by their teacher) to a jar for each book they read at home; after six to eight weeks, the class spends the pennies on a reading celebration. Mrs. Samuelson was also elementary chairperson of York Elementary's School Improvement Process.

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1980 University of Nebraska - Lincoln, B.A.