This prestigious award, endowed through The Bryan Area Foundation by the Benedict family in memory of Greg Benedict, is presented annually to one of Bryan’s outstanding educators. The following is the criteria to qualify for the award.

Each nominee must:

  1. Be currently employed as a teacher, administrator, or counselor by the Bryan City Schools a minimum of three (3) years.
  2. Model both competency and character to students and faculty.
  3. Make continuous and outstanding contributions to the education of students

Outstanding Educator Nomination Form

Outstanding Educator Award Recipients

2012 Recipient: Vickie Rathbun

2013 Recipient: Michael Tippin

2014 Recipient: Betsy Zuver

2015 Recipient: Matt Neff

2016 Recipient: Veronica Arthur

2017 Recipient: Ken Kuhn

2018 Recipient: Jackie Boyd

2019 Recipient: Ben Osterland


2019: Pictured from left is Mark Miller, ABC President; Ben Osterland, Outstanding Educator; Scott Benedict representing the Benedict Family; and Diana Savage BHS Superintendent.

2018: Pictured from left is Scott Benedict representing the Benedict Family, Jackie Boyd Outstanding Educator, Ike the therapy dog, Mark Miller ABC President and Diana Savage BHS Superintendent.

2017: Scott Benedict presents Ken Kuhn with the 2017 Outstanding Educator Award.

2016: Diana Savage BHS Superintendent, Scott Benedict, Veronica Arthur 2016 Outstanding Educator and Mark Miller Bryan Academic Club President.

2015: Diana Savage BHS Superintendent, Bruce Benedict, Matt Neff 2015 Outstanding Educator, Scott Benedict and Mark Miller Bryan Area Foundation.

2014: Diana Savage BHS Superintendent, Scott Benedict presenter of award, Betsy Zuver Outstanding Educator, and Beth Hollabaugh Bryan Area Foundation.