LAWRENCE (KSNT) – A special education teacher in Lawrence was awarded the 2021 Dedication to Education Award and a $5,000 check on Tuesday afternoon.

Erin Campbell receives her check for $5,000. (Photo courtesy of Lawrence Schools Foundation)

Erin McDaneld-Campbell works at Free State High School in Lawrence, Kansas as a special education teacher. The award is meant to honor educators who support “Learning for all, whatever it takes” and recognizes a person’s work with challenged and/or disadvantaged students.

The award was created by community members who are the sons and daughters of a group of anonymous donors who initiated the Bobs Award for Teaching Excellence in 1997.

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