EHS teacher selected for NARSP scholarship

Matt Maw, Business Education and Technology teacher at Lincoln East High School, has been selected as one of two recipients of the 2016-2017 Nebraska Association of Retired School Personnel (NARSP) Active Educator Scholarships.  The scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each are awarded annually to an active educator working toward an advanced degree or endorsement in a related field of education.  Mr. Maw previously taught at Lincoln Southeast High School.

By offering the scholarships to active educators in the field, NARSP members have an opportunity to “maintain professional contacts and to develop new ones” with the district, schools, and educators in and around the communities of the local units. 

The NARSP Executive Board reviewed a total of ten quality semi-finalist applications from nine local units.

Matt Maw is pursuing a Master of Education degree in Educational Leadership at Doane University.  The Lincoln Area Retired School Personnel submitted his application.

Mr. Maw received his Bachelor of Science in Education and Human Sciences degree with a Business, Marketing, Information Technology, and Diversified Occupations endorsement from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  Matt has also earned a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from Doane College.  He has been an educator for six years.

On his application essay, Matt noted, “I am currently pursuing a Master of Education in Educational Leadership.  This degree will be my second Master’s, with my other degree being a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction.  I strive to combine the leadership skills developed in my current program with my knowledge of curriculum gained from my prior Master’s to be more effective in the classroom and serve as an instructional leader within business education.  I hope to further engage colleagues and students while creating a culture allowing everyone to be successful in reaching individual learning goals.”

One of the references indicated, “One of Mr. Maw’s strengths is his strong academic focus.  He sets high stands for himself and his students.  Mr. Maw has a great rapport with his students.  He is easy to approach and ready to assist students when they need extra help.”

Matt is an active member of the school and district professional learning communities.  He is a member of and actively involved in a number of professional organizations at the local, state, regional, and national levels.  He also volunteers and participates in a variety of community service projects and activities.                                   

Published: September 7, 2016, Updated: September 7, 2016