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WHS Teacher Wins National Educators Rising Award

Elizabeth Cosentino, Family & Consumer Science Teacher at Westside High School, has been named recipient of the 2018 Erin Young Award from Educators Rising. This prestigious honor is given to an educator working to inspire and mentor students who plan to pursue teaching.

Elizabeth is the sponsor of Westside’s chapter of EdRising, helping students who are interested in the field of education. Both KMTV and the Omaha World Herald profiled Cosentino and her program earlier this year, as several of her students began shadowing elementary school teachers throughout Westside Community Schools. CLICK HERE to read more.

As part of her nomination, Westside High School student Abby Carlson submitted the following.

“It’s refreshing to hear the voice of the younger generation speak with such respect for a teacher, who obviously has made a huge impact on their lives,” said Dr. Enid Schonewise, Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources. “We are so proud of Elizabeth’s efforts to develop future educators. We have many in our employment that care and take that extra step and it is wonderful when one of our own gets this type of recognition.”

A video featuring Elizabeth will be shown at the 2018 Educators Rising conference, where organization leaders will present the award.

Congratulations, Elizabeth!

ELEMENTARY | Start 8:40 - Dismiss 3:30 ( Wednesdays | Dismiss 3:00 )
MIDDLE SCHOOL | Start 8:00 - Dismiss 3:15 ( Wednesdays | Dismiss 2:44 )
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