Legendary Educator

The Grand Island Public Schools Foundation is pleased to offer the Legendary Educator Awards.  This award was established to recognize the many outstanding educators who have made it their life's work to ensure success for thousands of Grand Island students.  We are grateful for the inspiring work of our educators past and present.

To qualify for the Legendary Educator Award, a person must be a former employee of the Grand Island Public Schools.

Legendary Educator nomination form



Legendary Educator Inductees


Vikki Deuel



The late

Charlie Sheffield




Legendary Educator Inductee Biographies




Legendary Educator Nomination Forms due April 30

Now accepting nominations for 2018 Inductees



Grand Island Public Schools Foundation Legendary Educator Award

Legendary Educator Nomination Form

Nominations Due April 30 of each year


  1. Nominees must have been employed by Grand Island Public Schools
  2. Nominees must be retired, or not currently employed at the Grand Island Public Schools
  3. Nominees will be teachers, counselors, coaches, administrators, etc.
  4. Nominees may be living or deceased
  5. Nominations must explain why the nominee is "legendary" and how the nominee has benefited many students.