English instructor Amy Doty was named “Teacher of the Year” in October at the Nebraska Developmental Education Consortium Conference 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.
“Amy 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.”