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Hillcrest teacher honored with annual ‘Bobs’ Award’

May 22, 2013

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Hillcrest School kindergarten teacher Ryan McAdoo flashes a big smile while receiving a hug from his sister Molly Oehlert, Shawnee after being presented with the Lawrence Schools Foundation Bob's Award in the form of a $10 thousand check during an all-school assembly, Wednesday, May 22, 2013 in the gymnasium. The award is presented annually to one teacher in the 497 school district, who exemplifies excellence in teaching skills and dedication to individual student achievement. Also pictured are McAdoo's niece, Samantha Oehlert, 2, his nephew Ben Oehlert, 6, and Lawrence Schools Foundation Board of Trustees president Martin Moore. Nick Krug/Journal-World Photo

Hillcrest School kindergarten teacher Ryan McAdoo flashes a big smile while receiving a hug from his sister Molly Oehlert, Shawnee after being presented with the Lawrence Schools Foundation Bob's Award in the form of a $10 thousand check during an all-school assembly, Wednesday, May 22, 2013 in the gymnasium. The award is presented annually to one teacher in the 497 school district, who exemplifies excellence in teaching skills and dedication to individual student achievement. Also pictured are McAdoo's niece, Samantha Oehlert, 2, his nephew Ben Oehlert, 6, and Lawrence Schools Foundation Board of Trustees president Martin Moore. Nick Krug/Journal-World Photo

Hillcrest School first grader teacher Jenny Wilk, left, and fifth-grade teacher Denise Johnson show their excitement for McAdoo after it was announced that he was the recipient of the 2013 Bob's Award. Nick Krug/Journal-World Photo

Hillcrest School first grader teacher Jenny Wilk, left, and fifth-grade teacher Denise Johnson show their excitement for McAdoo after it was announced that he was the recipient of the 2013 Bob's Award. Nick Krug/Journal-World Photo

Ryan McAdoo, a kindergarten teacher at Hillcrest School, was honored today with the Lawrence Schools Foundation's annual "Bobs' Award," recognizing outstanding teachers in the Lawrence school district.

The award, which comes with a $10,000 check, was presented at an all-school assembly at Hillcrest this morning, the next to last day of classes for elementary students.

McAdoo, a graduate of Kansas University, joined the Lawrence district in 2009. He was featured in an April 21 article in the Journal-World as one of the few male teachers in Lawrence who works in early elementary education.

He currently is working on a master's degree as a reading specialist. He also is a former gymnast and has competed in national yoga competitions.

Jennifer Wilk, a colleague who teaches first grade at Hillcrest, described McAdoo as "an absolutely, incredibly unique and amazingly devoted teacher."

"His students are captivated by his animated lessons in all subject areas," Wilk said. "He knows his students, knows their needs and knows what to do to meet them."

The Bobs' Award is given each year to 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," the foundation said.

It is named after a group of anonymous donors who share the first name Bob, the foundation said.

The Lawrence Schools Foundation is a nonprofit charitable organization that raises money to enhance educational programs in the district.

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  • Comments

    Sarah Tham Yuen San 11 months ago

    Ryan ur awesome indeed. TQ for all ur help. See u in the Fall:)

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    Lawrence Morgan 11 months ago

    We need more awards like this for every aspect of teaching--from history to science.

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    hugedell 11 months ago

    ryan is incredibly deserving of the bobs award. way to go, mr. mcadoo!

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    ljwhirled 11 months ago

    Congratulations! It is great to see good teachers recognized.

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    Alison Carter 11 months ago

    Excellent Choice. Lawrence/Hillcrest is fortunate to have such a natural teacher. We have many super teachers in Lawrence.......Am so pleased to see Ryan McAdoo recognized for his unique teaching talents. Thank you to the Lawrence Schools Foundation and the Bobs who made this award possible.

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