Ehrlich formally honored with Scottish Rite teaching award

Belmont Elementary School fifth-grade teacher Bobbie Ehrlich was formally honored Dec. 3 during an event at Lincoln Public Schools District Office as the 2021 Scottish Rite Distinguished Teacher of the Year, a prestigious award presented annually to a Lincoln Public Schools teacher. It comes with a cash prize of $10,000, donated by the local chapter of the Scottish Rite organization.

“Education is all about serving people. And what an honor it is to serve the Lincoln community as an educator. The giving of our hearts and our efforts to a community who partners and invests in education - like the Scottish Rite - and the loyalty and support is such a blessing,” Ehrlich said at the event, attended by family and colleagues, representatives of the Scottish Rite and LPS administrators.

Ehrlich has taught for more than 30 years - all of them at Belmont. She’s entrenched in the Belmont community, having now taught multiple generations of families and serving on the Belmont Community Center Board. She also has served on countless LPS committees and is active at Lincoln North Star High School. She helps organize the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Youth Rally and March and is a teacher sponsor for the TRACKS Scholar Empowerment program at Belmont, a student leadership development program.

Ehrlich also was featured prominently in the LPS documentary “We Will Not Be Silent,” which follows the four-month journey of eight students from Belmont and the mentors who guide them as they prepare for their moving performance at the Martin Luther King Jr. Youth rally and march in Jan. 2021.

Published: December 6, 2021, Updated: December 6, 2021