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Susan McNeil

Susan McNeil (NE '96)

Retired

NE

At the time of the Award, Susan McNeil was:

Teacher
Loup County High School
Taylor, NE


Biographical Information

"The most important thing I have taught my students is that dreams can come true," says Susan McNeil, a social studies high school teacher at Loup County Public School in Taylor. Mrs. McNeil teaches her students that with hard work and cooperation many of their dreams can become reality. Such was the case when, under her guidance, five of her senior students worked to develop and build a much- needed community center for the town. The project was successfully completed in a nine-month period exclusively with the results of her students' fundraising efforts. Mrs. McNeil's students also rallied their efforts to improve the town park and secure a substantial grant for new playground equipment. "The Can Challenge" program she created has successfully brought ecological awareness and action to her school and community. In 1995, the State Department of Education named Mrs. McNeil Nebraska Teacher of the Year.



Additional Information

Degrees/Certifications

1974 Oklahoma State University, B.A.


Awards/Honors

2012 Lowell Milken Center Fellow


Expertise
Community Involvement, Community Service, Distance Learning, Environmentalism, Government Partnership, Social Studies

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