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Roper teachers honored with first WIT Award

Lincoln Public Schools staff do such excellent work, they have inspired the creation of a new award - WIT/Whatever It Takes - to recognize the moments when people go above and beyond to do “whatever it takes.”

Jane Stavem, associate superintendent for instruction, stopped by Roper Elementary School this week to present the first WIT Award, honoring the fourth-grade teachers for going above and beyond.

Tysie Cournoyer, Tori Hupf, Charlene Simpson and Tara Topham went above and beyond and did “Whatever It Takes” to help the Lincoln Police Department locate a student who went missing one evening long after school was out. As soon as they heard a student was reported missing by family, the teachers returned to school to provide valuable information to police and began combing the neighborhood until the student was found and returned safely home.

Thank you for your dedicated service to our students!


Published: March 28, 2018, Updated: March 28, 2018