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Dr. Ted Larson

Dr. Ted Larson (NE '99)


At the time of the Award, Dr. Ted Larson was:

Lincoln Southeast High School
Lincoln, NE

Subject(s) taught: Social Studies
Grade(s): 11, 12

Biographical Information

Dr. Ted Larson is social studies department chair at Lincoln Southwest High School in Lincoln. Previously, he was a teacher and athletic coach at Lincoln Southeast High School in Lincoln, where he developed a technology-integrated social sciences curriculum, establishing a fully wired multimedia computer lab for his history and U.S. government classes. As a result, his students were able to bring new life to their presentations and projects. Dr. Larson's computer lab was a model for the district and he developed instructional strategies for using computers in the district's American history classes. He also provided training to help fellow teachers gain proficiency in using technology. Dr. Larson wrote the curriculum for the University of Nebraska's Department of Distance Learning and is a participant in the Center for Civic Education's Summer Institutes.

Additional Information


2012 1992 University of Nebraska - Lincoln, Ph.D.

1985 University of Nebraska - Lincoln, M.Ed.

1976 University of Nebraska - Lincoln, B.A.


2011 Nebraska High School Athletic Hall of Fame

2011 Southeast HS Athletic Hall of Fame

1997 State Farm Insurance Women's Coach of the Year

1995 Freda Drath Battey Teaching Award, UNL

1995 National HS Girls Cross Country Coach of the Year

1995 Outstanding American History Teacher of the Year, NE

1993 Nebraska HS Cross Country Coach of the Year

1991 Distinguished Teacher Award, US Department of Ed.