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Shawnee, KS, United States, 2010/03/24 - Educating Excellence is an awards program to honor outstanding Kansas and Kansas City area high school science, technology, engineering and math teachers. NYSE: LXK
Perceptive Software, creator of enterprise content management solutions including ImageNow®, today announced the launch of Educating Excellence, a new awards program honoring Kansas and Kansas City area high school science, technology, engineering and math teachers.
Perceptive Software in partnership with the University of Kansas School of Engineering developed the Educating Excellence program to recognize outstanding high school teachers.
“As a student at Hutchinson High School, a teacher recognized my interest and potential in math and science and helped guide me into my career as an engineer,” said Scott Coons, Perceptive Software president and CEO. “Realizing many students’ lives have been impacted by outstanding teachers throughout our state and the metro area, we launched this program to recognize teachers making a difference in the lives of students.”
Each month throughout the 2010-2011 academic year, a $1,000 award will be given to an outstanding teacher. Nine teachers in total will be recognized during the upcoming academic year, beginning in September and concluding in May.
“We are proud to be involved in this partnership recognizing the work of teachers in these critical disciplines,” said KU School of Engineering Dean Stuart Bell. “These educators work tirelessly to provide the foundation for students interested in careers that are in high demand.”
Nominations for science, technology, engineering and math teachers can be submitted online educatingexcellence.org. After a nomination is submitted, the nominator is asked to submit three letters of reference, one each from a current student, colleague and community member. Letters must be submitted by Aug. 1 to meet the fall award deadline or Dec. 1 to meet the spring award deadline.
A committee composed of Perceptive Software employees and University of Kansas faculty and students will select award recipients. More information about the program is available online. Questions can be directed to educatingexcellence[.]perceptivesoftware.com.
About Perceptive Software
Since 1995 Perceptive Software (perceptivesoftware.com) has built enterprise content management software, including ImageNow®, to help organizations effortlessly manage the entire lifecycle of their documents and information, fueling greater operational efficiency. More than 2,000 organizations in 45 countries rely on Perceptive Software to simplify their business processes through innovative ECM solutions that create immediate and lasting impact.