Over the next few weeks we will be highlighting the award winners for our Strengthening Democracy Awards on April 24th at the International Quilt Studies Museum in Lincoln. You can buy tickets here.
Cheyenne Janssen actively engages her social studies students in our community through meaningful civic engagement and substantive service learning.
Cheyenne is a dedicated teacher who educates her students far beyond the requirements. She challenges her students to be critical thinkers and active members in our government and society. Cheyenne brings excitement and opportunity to her Government and Politics, Geography, US History and Civics classes at Lincoln Northeast High School through engaging her students directly in our government and community. This year she brought 100 students to the capitol where they shared in depth testimony on two legislative bills after extensive preparation and research in the classroom.
When Civic Nebraska created the Civic Action Project in 2012, Cheyenne along with Lisa Bales led the program and curriculum development for the program that is now in 51 classrooms across the district.
Cheyenne Janssen is from Albuquerque, New Mexico and moved to Lincoln to attend UNL in 2001. She received her masters in teaching in December of 2003 and has been teaching at Lincoln Northeast for 10 years. Cheyenne is also the mother of two, she has an eight year old son, Kellen and three year old son, Quincy. Outside of teaching, Cheyenne has been committed to service for over five years with Kids Against Hunger and the People’s City Mission. In 2012 she traveled to Liberia with her church in support of Kids Against Hunger.
For her commitment to educating and engaging our future leaders to create a more modern and robust democracy in Nebraska, Cheyenne Janssen is our outstanding educator.