Allysa Diehl Recognized With Joekel Award for Leadership Development in the Classroom

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Allysa Diehl Recognized With Joekel Award for Leadership Development in the Classroom

Lincoln Public Schools Middle School English Coordinator Allysa Diehl received the Ron Joekel Leadership Award at Launch Leadership’s annual Fire and Fuzzies banquet held Aug. 5. The award recognizes an educator who is a champion of youth leadership development in the classroom and community.

Diehl was nominated by a former student and was selected to receive the award based on her dedication to promoting youth leadership during her nine years as a language arts teacher at Schoo Middle School. During her time at Schoo, Diehl was the student council advisor and developed a leadership class for middle school students. She was recognized as the middle school advisor of the year by the Nebraska Association of Student Councils in 2012. Diehl has impacted the lives of countless students and gave them the opportunity to find their voice as a leader and work to make their schools and communities a better place.

The award is named for the late Ron Joekel, a long-time educator who taught at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for more than 40 years and was instrumental in the development and growth of Launch’s Summer Leadership Workshop. He served as the director of the Nebraska Association of Student Council for 20 years, the national president of Phi Delta Kappa and on the Board of Directors of the Nebraska Council of School Administrators.