Katherine Lindholm-Lane Award
Arizona Dance Educator of the Year
In the spirit of Katherine Lindholm Lane and her dedication and contributions to Dance Education in Arizona the “Arizona Dance Educator of the Year” has been established by AzDEO an affiliate of the National Dance Education Organizatio and will be selected yearly. A perpetual plaque will be temporarily housed at the recipient’s school until the next honoree has been named.
Criteria for selecting the “Arizona Dance Educator of the Year
- Professional Dance Educator
- Demonstrates support for and contributes to the larger dance education community.
- Inspires students and colleagues through example, enthusiasm and encouragement.
- Advocates for quality dance education and the arts
Requirements and process for submission
This award is open to all members and non-members of AzDEO.
The AzDEO Recognition Committee will make nominations based on their knowledge of outstanding educators. Educators are encouraged to make a request to the committee, you may send email from website contact form. The nominees will be notified of this honor, and will then need to provide the following in order for the nomination to be complete:
A one page essay must be written by three individuals representing the following areas:
- A colleague or dance educator
- An administrator, parent or community volunteer
- A former or current student
- A mentor or professor (current or former)
The nominee will then complete the process by compiling and mailing the following:
- Nomination Cover Sheet and contact information
- Three reference essays
- A teaching resume/history of the nominated teacher
All submissions are due to the AzDEO Recognition Committee by January 30th!
Electronic submission is preferred – firstname.lastname@example.org
KLL Award Presentation
Announcement of the award will be made at the Teacher’s Breakfast at the State High School Dance Festival and again prior to the performance.
Awards will be decided by the AzDEO Recognition Committee
Email Submissions to email@example.com
2005 Margie Romero Wolf – Dobson High School
2006 Denise Rapp – Arcadia High School
2007 Micah Kriston – McKlintock High School
2008 April Leher – Ironwood High School
2009 Chaille Martin – Casa Grande Union High School
2010 Kelli Abramovich – Washington High School
2011 Kristen Little – Mesa High School
2012 Nikki Fox – Red Mountain High School
2013 Mary Anne Herding – Xavier College Prep
NOTE: Recipients of KLL Award must wait 5 years before being nominated for the Bill Evans Award.