Nate Metschke Creative Teacher Award

The Nate Metschke Creative Teacher Award was created in 2019 in honor of Nate Metschke, who passed away from cancer at the age of 40. Metschke was known for his creativity, joyful spirit, and positivity. A candidate for the Nate Metschke Award demonstrates originality, imagination, and overall excellence in his or her teaching. Candidates must possess at least 8 years of teaching experience, be a band director in Nebraska, and be a member of NSBA. Nominations for this award may come from school administrators, fellow teachers, students, community organizations, or other individuals who possess a knowledge of the nominee’s career.

2020 Recipient - Nate Metschke (posthumously)

2021 Recipient - Chad Dean, O'Neill Public Schools

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