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Chapman wins “Bobs’ Award”

May 19, 2006

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The Bobs have done it again. And Mary Chapman is their recipient.

Chapman, an English teacher at Free State High School, was this morning awarded with the "Bobs' Award" of $10,000, the annual teachers' award created through the Lawrence Schools Foundation.

The award was created by a group of Lawrence civic leaders who share the first name, Bob, but otherwise choose to remain anonymous.

Chapman has taught English for 21 years - 10 at West Junior High, two years at Lawrence High School and nine years at Free State High School.

The foundation's Bobs' Award honors a teacher who "exemplifies extraordinary instruction skills; reflects commitment to quality education and dedication to teaching; focuses on individual student achievement; administers to the whole child, guiding each student to achieve his full potential; and is deemed to be proficient, caring adaptable and professional."

"I have taught with Mary for 20 years, and she is the hardest working educator I have ever encountered," said Phyllis Copt, a Free State English teacher. "She develops inspiring ideas, makes fascinating connections and shares her brilliance generously."

Comments

OldEnuf2BYurDad 8 years, 7 months ago

"choose to remain anonymous"

That's great. Instead of wondering what BAD person is lurking around, this reminds us that sometimes a stranger means us good will, not ill will.

Hi Ho Silver!

Andrew Kong 8 years, 7 months ago

I'm proud to say that I'm a former student of Mrs. Chapman, and she truly is one of the best English teachers I've had! She makes class interesting and really cares about her students. Congratulations!

jayhawktownie 8 years, 7 months ago

congratulations mrs. chapman! you will never find a better teacher or a nicer person.

spym00se 8 years, 7 months ago

Throughout my time in the Lawrence school system (K-12) there were 3 teachers that stuck out and had an extraordinary impact on me. Chapman was one of them. She deserves the praise and the prize!

lunacydetector 8 years, 7 months ago

i bet these bob's are or were 'evil' developers who chose to keep their identity anonymous so people didn't think they were doing a good deed for notoriety.

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