English instructor Amy Doty
was named “Teacher of the Year” at the Nebraska Developmental Education
Consortium in Norfolk. Doty has taught English at Southeast Community College
for almost two years. Prior to SCC, she taught at Metro and Central community colleges.
“Doing what I love within a
community of brilliant, supportive educators is both an honor and a privilege,”
Doty said. “If, indeed, I've served students well, it is only because others
have encouraged and cultivated this potential in me.”
Nominees for this award are
from the six community colleges in Nebraska and are selected by administrators.
Doty was chosen
for her contributions to student success and professional development. She
helped lead the design of an accelerated pathway for students to complete
English requirements. She also co-created a professional development resource
for colleagues to learn and engage in best teaching practices.
is a teacher who is ‘all in’ for her students,” said SCC English co-chair, Dr. Phip
Ross. “Her energy and intellect shapes not only her classroom but our entire
building and is at work across our state.”
NDEC consists of English teachers and learning support staff who collaborate to
improve two-year college student success. It started in 2015.