About the Alice Buffett Outstanding Teacher Award

The Alice Buffett Outstanding Teacher Award recognizes the achievements of skilled and dedicated educators in the Omaha Public Schools (OPS). Given to 15 OPS teachers annually, the Award has recognized and rewarded nearly 300 teachers over the past two decades. Any Omaha Public Schools teacher or counselor (Pre-K through 12), with a minimum of two years experience, is eligible for nomination.


*Teachers names noted in bold font are currently staff at Burke High School

Congratulations Burke High Alice Buffett Outstanding Teachers

Burke High would like to congratulate our teachers who have been recognized as Alice Buffet Outstanding Teachers.

Past Burke High Alice Buffett Outstanding Teacher Award Winners

2017

  • Pamela Homan
  • Randell Howard

2016

  • Barbara Boltinghouse
  • Mike Mingo

2015

  • Cassie Benzel
  • Sharon Hostler

2014

  • Jennifer Kawecki

2012

  • Abbey McNair

2011

  • Mary Ann Caputo
  • Robin Knudtson

2008

  • William Scarborough

2005

  • Nancy Burkhart

2003

  • Kenyon Sharp
  • Deborah Ward

2002

  • Lisa Gatzemeyer

2000

  • William Deardoff
  • Judy Kennedy

1998

  • Marv Lodes

1996

  • Dee Kovarik
  • Mary Kay Leatherman
  • Bob Shirck

1995

  • Norman Edwards

1994

  • Greg Doty
  • Sharon Kelly

1992

  • Dave Haar
  • Harris Payne

1991

  • Merlin Lempke
  • Joan Hobart
  • Larry Jacobsen

1990

  • Paul Jensen
  • Mike Young

1989

  • Ann Grill
  • Judy Kerkoff

1988

  • Elizabeth Hoffman
  • Peggy Whitmore